Colpitts, Georgie – Obituary

There will be a graveside celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. A potluck reception is scheduled afterward at the Pine Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Halfway.
Visitations will be Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home in Halfway.

Georgettae Pearl was born on May 26, 1938, in Enterprise to Richard and Dellourias Whitmore Brock. She was raised and educated at Enterprise, graduating from high school in 1956. That very year, in December, she married Harvey Colpitts. They had four children, Audrey, Alice, Arlene and Chip.

The family moved to Milton-Freewater for a short time, until Harvey found work on the dams in Oxbow in 1967. They lived at Oxbow for a couple of years, and then made their permanent home in Halfway.

Georgie spent many hours sewing, doing craftwork and was so creative painting ceramics. She enjoyed fishing and putting puzzles together. Georgie was very social and enjoyed being around people When she moved to Halfway, she went to work cooking and waitressing at Wild Bill’s and Stockman’s restaurants.
Georgie was a friend to many and always had a smile. She had a great outlook on life and never minced words in telling you exactly how it was.

Survivors include her sister, Carlene Johnson-Small of Enterprise; her children, Audrey, and her husband, Walt Cool, of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Alice and Jerry Tunnell of Fernley, Nev., Arlene and Donny Douglas of Valleyview, Alberta, and Chip Colpitts of Kingston, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved housecat, “The Reverend.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Loretta.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.

Baker City Hearld – Obituaries for June 27 – Published: June 27, 2007
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Georgettae “Georgie” Pearl Colpitts died at her home on June 20, 2007. She was 69.

Mrs. Colpitts was born on May 26, 1938, in Enterprise to Richard and Dellourias Whitmore Brock. She was raised and educated in Enterprise, graduating from high school in 1956. That same year, in December, she married Harvey Colpitts. They had four children, Audrey, Alice, Arlene and Chip.

The family moved to Milton-Freewater for a short time, until Mr. Colpits found work on the dams in Oxbow in 1967. They lived in Oxbow for a couple of years, and then made their permanent home in Halfway.
Mrs. Colpitts spent many hours sewing, doing craftwork and painting ceramics. She enjoyed fishing and putting puzzles together.

She was very social and enjoyed being around people. When she moved to Halfway, she went to work cooking and waitressing at Wild Bill’s and Stockman’s restaurants. She was a friend to many. She never minced words in telling people exactly how it was.

Mrs. Colpitts is survived by her sister Carlene Johnson-Small of Enterprise; children Audrey and her husband Walt Cool of Vanderhoof, BC, Alice and Jerry Tunnell of Fernley, Nev., Arlene and Donny Douglas of Valleyview, Alberta, and Chip Colpitts of Kingston, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her beloved housecat, “The Reverend.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Loretta.

A Graveside Celebration of her life will be held on June 30, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Haven Cemetery. A potluck reception will follow the service at the Pine Valley V.F.W. hall.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Pathway Hospice in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.

Wallowa County Chieftain – June 28, 2007 (Photo with Obituary)
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Georgettae “Georgie” Pearl Colpitts, of Halfway, died at her home June 20.

A viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home in Halfway. A graveside celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. A potluck reception will follow at the Pine Valley V.F.W. hall.

Georgie was born May 26, 1938, in Enterprise to Richard and Dellourias Brock. She was raised and educated in Enterprise, graduating from high school in 1956. In December of that year, she married Harvey Colpitts. They had four children: Audrey, Alice, Arlene and Chip.

The family moved to Milton-Freewater for a short time, until Harvey found work on the dams in Oxbow in 1967. They lived in Oxbow for a couple of years, before settling in Halfway.

Georgie enjoyed sewing, doing craft work and painting ceramics. She enjoyed fishing and putting puzzles together. When she moved to Halfway, she went to work cooking and waitressing at Wild Bill’s and Stockman’s Restaurant. Georgie was a friend to many and always had a smile, family members said. She had a great outlook on life and never minced words in telling you exactly how it was.

She is survived by her sister, Carlene Johnson-Small of Enterprise; children, Audrey and her husband, Walt Cool, of Vanderhoof, B.C., Alice and Jerry Tunnell of Fernley, Nev., Arlene and Donny Douglas of Valleyview, Alberta, and Chip Colpitts of Kingston, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her beloved house cat, The Reverend.

Georgie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Loretta.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway 97834.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 30, 2007 – Published: June 30, 2007


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