Geraldine Ann Reiher


Geraldine A. “Dee” Reiher (NEE Chamberlain) Age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19th in Pearland, Texas. Beloved wife of the late Byron Reiher (2009). Survived by her sister Sherri Primeau (James). Dear mother of Lynne (Gary Beyrand) and Kimberly (Ross Crosby). Loving grandmother to Courtney Cagna (Carlo), Chase Beyrand (Danielle), Phillip Crosby (Cara), Nick Crosby (Madison), Christian Crosby and Jaclyn Crosby. Proud great-grandchildren: Carter Cagna, Chelsea Cagna, Mackenzie Beyrand, Cameron Cagna, Christine Beyrand, Luca Crosby, Cole Crosby, Ella Crosby, Ruby Crosby. Godmother to Karen Malone (Jack) and Michelle Mack (Michael). Loving Aunt to Lisa Gray (Darren) and James Primeau, Jr. (Jane).


She is preceded in death by her parents Hector and Margaret Chamberlain, brothers Gerald Chamberlain and Ricky Chamberlain.


Dee grew up in Detroit and worked at Michigan Consolidated Gas Company where she met Byron. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 1954. They lived in Taylor, Michigan and moved to West Bloomfield, Michigan where Dee worked at Andover High School for over 12 years. Byron was promoted and accepted a transfer to Houston in 1978. They lived in the Memorial area and had a beautiful home off the Buffalo Bayou. After settling her family, Dee accepted a position as an executive secretary for BankOne in Downtown Houston for 10 years until she retired. Dee and Byron dreamed of retiring in northern Michigan and they did. For 25 beautiful years she and her husband split time between their residences in Country Place (Pearland, Texas) and Boyne City (Deer Lake), Michigan. They enjoyed the best of both worlds and each other!


Dee loved to cook for her family, friends, and special events. She had a strong sense of community and was very active at Country Place assisting with event coordination, planning, decorating, and serving. She was an expert at arranging flowers and making centerpieces for the clubhouse and all the special events. Her volunteer work included Boyne Valley Garden Club, Public Libraries, and serving as a Docent for the Heritage Center in Downtown Houston for 8 years. Dee lit up a room with her vivacious personality and lived each day to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her