A celebration of life will be planned for the Spring, 2021
Gerry Houghton Wallace, age 57, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020 from Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Born February 8, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Gerry is survived by her three children, Peter (27), Madeleine (25), and Olivia (23); and her father, Peter Houghton. She is predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Hougton.
Gerry was a dedicated mother first and foremost; treasuring her children and embracing every moment with them. Gerry was known as “Momma Walls” to many of her children's friends, a role she cherished. Gerry’s vivacious personality always made people around her laugh, especially with her “dark humor” jokes.
She loved her children deeply and fought hard for them daily over the past 9.5-year cancer battle. The great days, the sad days, the easy and the hard days, each day was enjoyed and cherished. Gerry loved nothing more than being with her children, taking trips to the beach (Stonington CT), cooking together, watching her favorite weekly shows, and sitting on the porch watching storms.
Gerry loved people, always saying “Hi” to every person she met. The stories she had of how she met people were incredible. Whether it was her being recognized at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru where they would bring out her unsweetened iced tea to her car before heading to Fox Chase for chemotherapy or her local pizza shop. Gerry always made connections with others. She always put a smile on someone's face, “You never know what people are going through, you could make their day by a simple, hello, how are you today?” “Always remember to be kind.”
Gerry was a dedicated nurse including many years at Riddle Hospital in Media PA as a Labor and Delivery RN. Her love and compassion for helping others was undeniable.
She was a fierce advocate for those with Metastatic Breast Cancer. When she retired from nursing due to her illness, she continued educating and advocating for those around her about this terrible disease. “There is no Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer” and “Stage 4 Needs More” were her mantra through the years.
She gave many people reasons to smile, hope and laugh.
Gerry is dearly missed and will be remembered as a fearless fighter, with laughter and a kind heart. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of family and life-long friends.
While no funeral service is currently scheduled, a celebration of life ceremony will be held in the Springtime.
If you would like to honor Gerry’s legacy and love for her children by helping them with expenses, you may send a gift to the: “Gerry Houghton Wallace Memorial Trust Fund”, PO Box 191, Wayne, PA 19087
Be kind to someone today, put a smile on a stranger's face, and remember to give yourself grace.