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Dawsonville woman injured burning leaves dies
I-Woman dies following yard fire Bergstrom mug
Bergstrom - photo by For the Dawson County News
Funeral services for a Dawsonville woman who died from injuries sustained when she was burning leaves in her yard last month will be held May 14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in John's Creek. Geraldine "Gerry" Bergstrom, 80, died April 26, nine days after she was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital's Burn Unit with burns to nearly 40 percent of her body. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Dawson County Emergency Services, said Bergstrom, who had lived in Dawsonville the last 20 years, was burning leaves when she fell into the fire.