Hope Marie Gerber

Our beloved Hope Marie Gerber gained her heavenly wings on July 31, 2022. Hope is a native of Marion, Indiana, and longtime resident of Pasco County Florida. Hope loved her son, her animals and to go fishing. She was very dedicated to her family, she enjoyed time with her friends, she enjoyed winning pool tournaments and she loved the Florida beauty. Hope worked for Holiday Paint of St. Petersburg for 25 years. You could always find Hope poolside, spending time with family and friends. Hope was adventurous and was always looking for the next thrill. She will be remembered for having such a contagious smile.

She was preceded in death by her fiancé Robert Curl, by her father, Donald (Duck) Gerber, and by her mother, Carla Foxx.

Survivors include her son Maxwell Newman of Pasco County, Florida, her brother Donald Gerber (Karen) of Port Orange, Florida, her sister Bertha First (John) of Cleveland, Tennessee, and her sister Tracy Lowe (Brian) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, her step-dad, Larry Foxx of Marion, with 6 nieces and nephews, 10 great-nieces and nephews, and her fur baby Haas.

As per Hope’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Condolences may be shared at abbeyaffordable.com

20 Responses

  1. Bert, So sorry for the loss of your sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris & Jim

  2. I didnt know Hope that wrll, but, I know she LOVED her family more than anything. She was a bundle of fun, that’s for sure. I still have my Martha’s vineyard T-shirt she gave me. And I’ll wear it proudly. So kind of her to give me the shirt off her back. That’s who she was !! “Peace” to the family and friends of this fine woman. God has called you lady. ❤❤🙏🙏

  3. Bert & Donnie, so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers – Tim and Mary

  4. Hope is one of my cousin we did not get to see her that much but she was on my Facebook page and we did talk everyonce in awhile. Always enjoy her pictures and smile. She has so much to offer in live and now she is in heaven watching over all of us. Love always. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. My heart is broken for you all. Hope had such an infectious smile. I have fond memories of a Metallica Concert with Hope, Tracey and Brian.

  6. Our condolences for the family, so sorry to hear the news up in Indiana our hearts go out to you guys

  7. Hope was my soon to be sister in law until the passing of her Fiancé (my brother). But she was more than that to me she’s my sister. I called her every morning to just talk. I’m beside myself and can’t talk with either one of them. She is now an angel of heaven and with the one’s who will watch over us. We are all in shock, but as a family we will get through losing a big part of our family. The smile the laugh and her beauty. Hope I love you to moon and back. May you rest in peace fly high our beautiful angel. Gone but will never be forgotten.

  8. She will missed greatly. That photo was in West Virginia on my dad’s place. At our family reunion.

  9. Hope you had an amazing soul you were a great person! I loved hanging out with you. You will always be in my heart! You are missed by many people!

  10. My loving aunt hope I will for ever miss you and the adventures you shared and the sassy person you were. You are one of a kind person and earth was blessed to have you walk on this planet. It’s crazy how u passed day after grandma. Make sure u tell her how much I love her. Love u aunt Hope.
    Ps they still call me Hope Holly at times I’ll never forget that 😘

  11. I met Hope earlier in the year. She was a lot of fun to be around always happy and smiling! Hope we miss you and love you!

  12. Angel’s Arms
    With tears of sorrow we cry each day, in angel’s arms you were carried away. Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade, for inside our hearts you will always stay.

    Happy Birthday little sister. My heart is so broken that you are no longer with us. Your heart is golden, I admire the way you took care of dad and mom in their final stages of life. You were there for Brian, Spencer, Wes and I when I was going through the toughest health battle. Missing you will be by far the toughest thing to bear. I will cherish our most precious and most crazy memories. The summer’s we spent together on the lake growing up. The crazy time Bert pulled the boat on to shore and you flipped out the back, you came up out of the water covered in moss, you looked like the creature from the black lagoon. Side mention that you caused Bertha to pee her pants. A siblings love for one another is something so special and unique. When we are miles apart it’s like we are side by side. That will always be true. I know this isn’t goodbye it’s see ya later.

    John 14:27
    I leave you peace; my peace I give you.  I do not give it to you as the world does.  So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. 

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