May 20, 1953 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 68)
Nettie Davis Geistweidt, 68, went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2022, in Glen Rose,Texas. She was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. But her most important role was that of Mimi to her grandchildren.
Nettie was born in Lampasas, Texas in 1953 to Shepherd (S.F) and Mary Etta (Midge) Golliday.The family moved to Stephenville in 1958 where she and her brothers attended Central Ward Elementary, Stephenville junior and high school. Her senior year she attended Lingleville High School where she graduated in 1971. Nettie married the late Jimmy Davis of Iredell, Texas, in 1973. She worked as a lab tech at the Stephenville Hospital and as lab/radiology tech at Hico hospital before attending the Tarleton State University nursing program in 1982. She put herself through college by working nights at the Hico Hospital and then Walls Regional Hospital in Cleburne, while raising a family in Iredell. She became an RN and then went on to UTA to complete her BSN and moved to Glen Rose, Texas in 1991.Nettie continued to work at Walls Regional/THR Hospital in Cleburne and became the Director of Women’s Services in 1991. She added Director of outpatient/endoscopy and emergency services in 1995, until she resigned in 2001 to have more time with her family and start a new job at Lake Granbury Medical Center. She also married Joe D. Geistweidt of Glen Rose during this time, in 1997. The pair spent many days laughing, fishing, two-stepping and raising children.
She continued working at Lake Granbury from 2000-2017 in labor and delivery and also taught childbirth classes for many years for LGMC. She was able to assist in the delivery of all of her grandchildren. After a short break she returned to Texas Health where she worked concurrently in the ER until 2019, giving 38 years of service. She also attained her Masters Degree and taught as a clinical instructor at Tarleton State University until 2020. Nettie was inducted into the great 100 nurses and awarded the Florence Nightingale Award for her wonderful service to the Nursing profession. She also became a Faith Community Nurse of which she was very proud. Throughout her battle she never wavered in her faith, she always trusted God and his plan for her life.Nettie loved nursing and helping others more than anything. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren whom she was most proud of in life. She loved fishing and kayaking with her husband, Joe D. and searching for antiques all over Texas. She loved country music and dancing. She will be remembered for many things but most of all her kindness, her strength and independence, her love for God and her family, her love for all the little animals and her SMILE.
She truly had a heart for all of God’s children.
Survivors include her husband, Joe David Geistweidt of Glen Rose; daughter, April Davis and husband Justin Hankins; son, Colt Davis and wife Ashley; son, Shep Golliday and wife Joanna; daughter, Gayla Reynolds and husband Chris; daughter, Jana Hendrick and husband Blaine; son, Jeffrey Geistweidt and wife Kelsey; brother, Jody Golliday and Cynthia; special sister, Dianna Shellenberger; grandchildren, Kindalyn Davis, Creedence Hankins, Julianne Delay, Lucas Delay, Khloe Davis, Hannah Hankins, Justin Hankins, Jr., Tyn Hankins, Karter Davis, Gentry Golliday, Lily Delay, Emi Delay, Deacon Hendrick, Reece Hendrick, Emma Geistweidt, Landry Galliday, and Parker Geistweidt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Shep and Midge Golliday; a brother, David Golliday; and a nephew, John Tracy Golliday.
Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, January 7, at the Stephenville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, in the First United Methodist Church of Glen Rose.