Milinda Eugenia George, 1953-2016
February 20, 1953 to February 23, 2016 Milinda went home to be with her ancestors on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. in her room surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick George Jr., and her son, David George. She is lovingly survived by her mother Rosalee Catherine Stewart and her children: son Ed Keckhafer & his wife Rebecca, daughter Jenny Barnes, daughter Libby Posey & her husband Philip, daughter Becca George & her wife Nikki, and many loving grandchildren.
She will be fondly remembered by her sister Melanie & her husband Joe Abernathy, her sister Mary and her husband Kenneth Beasley, her sister Lucie George, her brother Frederick and his wife Eileen George, her brother Russell & his wife Joyce George, her brother Ted and his wife Kellie George, and many beloved nieces, nephews and many close friends she met along the way. She will be greatly missed and her smile will always beam in our hearts and minds forever. Her strength and guidance will be carried with all those who have worked and shared time with her.
She was born in Santa Monica, California to Frederick George Jr.(1924-1976) and Rosalee Stewart (1931). Milinda graduated from Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California in 1971. In high school, she loved drama, jewelry making and astronomy.
She was one of the few people that could "hand polish" telescope lenses, including the telescope at Griffith Park in California. She loved musicals and live theatre. Her best friend, Marlise, was a pilot and flew them many places in California. Her favorite trip to tell about was when Marlise flew them to Catalina Island; imagine taking off and landing on the cliffs of Catalina!
During her lifetime she lived in California, Oregon, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, Idaho and North Carolina. She was a professional florist during her younger years, and later worked in customer service for many years. She also worked as a CNA, and built computer components.
She was working as an Assistant Manager for a chain of convenience stores before her stroke. She spent many of her later years painting on the beaches of Florida until illness brought her back to her family.
Her daughter Libby brought her into her home in North Carolina. She later returned home to Idaho where she was lovingly cared for by her sister Mary and her niece Jules.
She lived in Meridian, Idaho at the time of her passing. She will be eternally remembered for her smile and the difference she made in every life that she touched.
At this time, no formal service is planned but the family asks that you each celebrate Milinda's life through your memories of her. Please share your comments and memories.
Elizabeth Rose Ann: "There was something about her smile... when she smiled she could brighten up anyones day. May favorite memory of her had to be every time we went out and took her on errands... she always asked for vanilla ice cream cone from McDonalds... and it would make her so happy!"
Jules Savell: "She made a difference in the lives of the people that she knew where she touched. She was a good aunt, mother, wife, friend."
Kellie: "She received great joy from being a grandmother to her many grandkids. It was rewarding for her to be a part of all of their lives. Nurturing them was one of the happiest parts of her life."