Georgia R. “Joey” Linn, 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. Joey was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Hood River to Wesley and Barbara (Robinson) Clark. She grew up in the Mt. Hood and Hood River areas and in her adult life lived with her husband, Lloyd A. Linn, in Southern California; Long Beach, Bellflower and San Marcos and a year in Brookings, Ore., in her retirement years.
Georgia graduated from Hood River High School in 1940; then continued her education at The Dalles Medical Center and Eastern Oregon College in La Grande and earned her degree as a registered nurse. During her career as a nurse she worked in radiology as well as private practice.
After her children were raised she worked at the local hospital; however she enjoyed private practice better, spending most of her career at the Bellflower Medical Group.
She and her husband also owned an avocado ranch in California.
Georgia’s memberships included; Registered Nurses Association, board member for The History Museum of Hood River County (past president for two years) and Oregon Historical Society, and she attended church at St. Mark’s Episcopal.
In May 1947 she married Lloyd Linn at the Methodist Church in Portland.
Joey enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, needle work and sewing — she was an amazing seamstress — crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed hiking, trips to national parks and train rides. She collected barns and lighthouses, loved the Oregon coast, and family trips.
She enjoyed researching current health trends, always instilling good health practices in her family.
Lloyd and Joey loved to travel; Lloyd was involved with the Princess Cruise Lines, including the original Love Boat.
The family describes Joey as a very loving woman who was hardworking and creative, always giving back to her community. She was quick-witted and very helpful to the family regarding health matters, and loved being with the love of her life, Lloyd.
Georgia is survived and will be dearly missed by her son, Greg Linn (Valerie); daughter Patti Powers and her husband, Terry Hawley; granddaughter Aimee (Brian) Eaves; great-grandchildren Heather, Hannah and Gavin; grandson John Corey (Trisha) Smothers, children Dylan and Corey; grandson Eric (Aimee) Smothers, great-grandchildren Ivan and Ian; grandson Christopher Powers and his girlfriend, Debbie Restilo, and children Justin and Max; great-nephew Michael Tenney; and great-nieces Jo Ann Wixon and Barbara Hosford (Mitch).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Linn.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Joey’s name to The History Museum of Hood River County and/or Providence Hospice of the Gorge.
Services were held Oct. 29 at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Private family inurnment at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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