November 24, 2014 7:15 am -

[su_right_ad]Jennifer Gable was buried as Geoffrey Gable by a family that couldn’t accept their child who lived as a transgender for the past seven years.

Gone was Gable’s long, wavy brown hair and smokey eye shadow shown in several Facebook photos.

In her place, friends found the body of Geoffrey Charles Gable in a suit at an Oct. 20 service at the Magic Valley Funeral Home.

Her hair had been cut short and a paid obituary published in a local newspaper skipped a decade of her life transitioning to Jennifer.

The obituary detailed Geoffrey’s love for baseball, jazz, singing with a “nice tenor voice,” but it also mentioned a failed marriage to a woman.

“She would not have wanted to relive the horrible life of Geoffrey,” her friend for the past two years, Brandan Klosterman, told the Daily News. “She wouldn’t want to be buried that way…

“What her parents have done is just a horrible thing,” Klosterman added. “There was a lot of bigotry from her family and I don’t even think they talked to her anymore.”[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Transgender Woman Buried As Man By Idaho Family

  1. tracey marie November 24th, 2014 at 7:20 am

    How petty and sad. This womans family chose to disrespect their daughter and impose their bigotry at the very end.

    • thinkingwomanmillstone November 24th, 2014 at 10:13 am

      The only good thing about this is that the woman was unaware of how things went and no longer has to put up with being in the same world with this example of what a family should not be. I can hope that somewhere deep in the recesses of these people’s conscience, there is a nagging worm of guilt that will eat away at the family members for their lack of care and respect for this family member. I doubt that they have a conscience but perhaps they do.

      • tracey marie November 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

        I so agree millie, our brother was treated with all the respect and love he deserved…from the day he came out at 16 years of age. I assumed when I was young that all families did the same

  2. Tommy6860 November 24th, 2014 at 7:22 am

    :'( She knew who she was, yet the bigotry of her own parents wouldn’t allow that to go with her in death. Horrible! A few comments at the link are disgusting, but the majority go right after them.

  3. Larry Schmitt November 24th, 2014 at 7:29 am

    The family were thinking only of themselves. If you can’t honor someone’s wishes at their death, it diminishes the value of their life. What happened to a family’s love?

  4. Carla Akins November 24th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    It is very unfortunate that her family could not accept her even in death. Funerals and memorials are for the living, so they got what they wanted – her to be the person they wanted. How sad for them to miss out on the wonderful person she had become instead of who they wanted her to be. I’m sure nothing they can do to her in death comes close to how she felt in life.

    • Blogvader November 24th, 2014 at 8:41 am

      This is awful.

      But she’s in a better place, even if that place is oblivion.

  5. whatthe46 November 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    she was prettier than some females i know. RIP.

  6. rg9rts November 24th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Don’t think she really cares…RIP dear

  7. Jetwoman January 4th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Yeah hetersexual families are really best for children to be raised in….sure…that’s what Idaho is trying to argue right now. These are disgusting excuses for parents…hope she’s in a better place now…they shouldn’t have been allowed to do this…