Elsie Jannice George, 94, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Christmas Valley from natural causes.
Elsie was born, along with twin sister Edith in San Diego, Calif. on April 12, 1926, to Lyle and Mary (Thompkins) Hertz. Elsie grew up with three sisters in southern and central California. She graduated from high school in Sacramento, Calif. She was a classic Rosie the Riveter working with her sister, Edith at McClellan Field, at the age of 16. Elsie met and married William Anthony George in Reno, Nev. on Jan. 1, 1949, and lived a long life together until Bill’s passing in 2005. She and Bill spent most of their years in Alaska and Oregon until settling in Christmas Valley in 1976.
Elsie enjoyed photography, gardening and working with stained glass. Elsie was a dedicated mother, and never said a bad word about anyone.
She was preceded in death by: husband, William Anthony George; parents, Lyle and Mary Hertz; son, Bruce Neal George who died while on active duty in Korea during the Korean war; and sisters, Edith, Hazel and Betsy Ann.
Elsie is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Lilli George of Christmas Valley; grandson, Christopher George; two granddaughters, Kelly George and Ashley Giddings; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment has taken place at the Silver Lake Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Memorial contributions can be made in Elsie’s memory to North Lake Emergency Services, P.O. Box 423, Christmas Valley, OR 97641, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is overseeing the arrangements. Condolences may be expresses or the guest book signed online at www.desertrosefuneralchapel.com.