Georgie Lee Proffitt, 68, of Albany, and a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 22, 2001, at her home due to complications from cancer.
Her funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth Street S.W. in Albany. Interment will be at Willamette Memorial Park.
Visitations will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Georgie was born Oct. 21, 1933, at Adrian, Mo., the first of three children born to George M. and Helen Louise (Robbins) Jones.
The family moved from Missouri to the Nampa and Caldwell area of Idaho when Georgie was a small child. She graduated from Nampa High School in 1951 and began nursing school in Blackfoot, Idaho, graduating in June of 1954 from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Nampa.
She had married Harland Glen Proffitt five months earlier, on Jan. 8, 1954, in Nampa. They lived in Portland for three years, then moved to Baker City in 1959, where Georgie worked for Doctor Fuller’s office.
She enjoyed square dancing and bowling, and was active in the Jaycees.
The family moved to Albany in 1967, where they joined the First Christian Church, and where Georgie worked in the offices of Doctors Curtis and Moore before working for 17 years as a nurse at Teledyne Wah Chang. She retired in 1995.
She enjoyed social activities, as well as walking, sewing, knitting and baking.
Georgie is survived by her son, Douglas Proffitt of Salem; daughters, Debra Haile of Corvallis, Rhonda Mann of Albany, and Sandra Cox of Portland; sisters, Rosie King of Murphy, Idaho, and Jackie Dines of Marsing, Idaho; grandchildren, Dustin, Kristina, Shawn, Tyler, Brandon, Jeremy, Braxton and Kelsey; three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren; her companion, Hank Ketsdever of Albany and his children, Bret Ketsdever of Gates, Dena Kammerud and Troy Ketsdever, both of Portland, and Brad Ketsdever of Carmichael, Calif.; and his grandchildren, Freya and Adam.
Georgie was preceded in death by her husband, Harland, who died in March of 1984.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor