Georgia Jeanne Kosola Manfull, 83, passed away Sept. 29, 2014, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She was born May 20, 1931, on a sheep ranch in Squaw Lake, Minn., to George and Lula (Kalash) Kosola, assisted by her grandmother.
She grew up on farms in both Minnesota and North Dakota. Her parents relocated to Vancouver, Wash., in 1942 to work in shipyards. Georgia graduated from Vancouver High School in 1949. She attended business school for one year then worked for Seattle First National Bank in Vancouver, and then moved on to work for Bank of California in Portland, Ore.
On Nov. 25, 1952, Georgia married Thomas Manfull in Vancouver. She became a full-time mother in 1958. Georgia was also very active in the Episcopal church, did library work at Westside Elementary School, worked at Oak Grove Water Company, and did all the bookkeeping for several small companies including Tom’s Drive-In, The Ranch and the family business.
Georgia is survived by her husband, Thomas, of Hood River; son, Jeffrey, of Alaska; daughter, Julie, and her husband, Stephen, of California; grandchildren Kelby (23), of Colorado, Colin (18), of California, Frazier (21), of Alaska, and Quinlyn (16), of Alaska.
Georgia was preceded in death by her father, George, mother, Lula, and half-brother, Gordon.
A Celebration of Life social gathering will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Providence Brookside Manor in the Blossom Room, 1550 Brookside Dr., Hood River.
Georgia would really appreciate your consideration for a donation to be designated for Alzheimer’s research to the Alzheimer’s Association. A Tribute has been set up for Georgia at alz.org. Checks can also be mailed to Alzheimer’s Association, 2290 N. 1st St., Ste. 101, San Jose, CA 95131. Please note on your check or online credit card donation for “Georgia and Research.“
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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