Genevieve Dudley

Genevieve "Denny" Dudley

1924 - 2022

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Obituary of Genevieve Dudley

Genevieve “Denny” Dudley, age 97 of Iowa City died Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Denny was born August 13, 1924, in Sigourney, Iowa City, the daughter of Armin and Vera (Parkhill) Bruns. As an infant, she and her family moved to Davenport where she would grow up. Following graduation from high school in Davenport, she attended and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Institution Management and a minor in English. At ISU she chaired Veishea, was president of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and was president of Women’s Panhellenic. She married Homer Dudley in 1945; to this marriage three children were born. For a number of years, as the children were in school, she took much pride in the titles of wife and mom, active at her children’s events and volunteering at schools and churches wherever they lived. In 1969 she began a public relations career at Bell Laboratories, AKA AT&T. She worked in PR throughout AT&T for over 20 years before her retirement in 1989. She was also recognized for her skills by the management of AT&T. In retirement, she moved back to Iowa City in 1990 where she was active in the Hancher Guild and the Nineteenth Century Club. She was also a member of the Congregational Church. Her family includes two sons, Joseph Dudley of New Hampshire, and John Dudley and his wife, Carolynn of South Carolina; grandsons, Ryland Page of North Carolina, and Chris Page of Boston; great-grandchildren, Tavish and Sawyer Page. No public services are planned for Denny; burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Denny’s memory to the Mayo Clinic or to the American Heart Association. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service website @