December 28, 1923 - August 25, 2015
Georgiana Sheirbon, 91, died Aug. 25, 2015, while residing at The Springs at Mill Creek, an assisted living facility in The Dalles, Ore.
Georgiana was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Pine Grove, Ore., to Earl A. and Mary E. (Whitecotton) Moore. She was the eldest of Earl and Mary’s four children. She was joined in the family by brothers Alan and Lee and sister Louise. She attended the Pine Grove School; along with short stints in schools serving Usk, Washington and Portland, Ore.; graduating from Hood River High School in 1942. While growing up she was active in 4-H programs and the Pine Grove Methodist Church.
Georgiana attended Oregon State College (now Oregon State University) where she majored in foods and nutrition and lived at The Pines, a cooperative affiliated with the 4-H extension program. She left college 22 hours short of graduation to marry Leonard Sheirbon upon his return from North Africa following the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. They were married Oct. 20, 1946, at the Pine Grove Methodist Church, initially living in San Diego, Calif., where Leonard was stationed.
Outside of the time Georgiana spent in Corvallis during times she or Leonard attended college, the time they spent in San Diego while Leonard finished his service in the Navy and the last two years she lived at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, she was a lifelong Hood River resident.
Georgiana worked picking and packing fruit as a teenager, she worked part-time judging exhibits at county fairs early in her adult life and was a stay-at-home mother until after her last child was born when she went to work for Hood River Memorial Hospital as their food service supervisor, a position she held for 26 years.
Georgiana was a member of the Hood River Valley Christian Church for 60 years and the Lions Club. She enjoyed cooking and playing bridge. She was a founding member of a bridge club that began in the early 1950s that she played with until she was no longer physically able to do so.
Georgiana is survived by her four sons: William “Bill” (wife Debby), of The Dalles, Ore., David, of Enterprise, Ore., Doug, of Hermiston, Ore., and Michael “Scot,” of Irrigon, Ore.; grandchildren Brent Sheirbon, of Panama City, Panama, Dawn Sheirbon, of The Dalles, Ashley Myers, of Kennewick, Wash., and Leonard E. Sheirbon, of Hermiston; brothers Alan Moore and Lee Moore (wife Nona), both of Hood River; and sister Louise Rickman (husband Eldon), of Wenatchee, Wash.; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Moore; her husband, Leonard G. Sheirbon; and daughter-in-law Janet Sheirbon.
A service to honor Georgiana’s life and mourn her passing will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, with a reception to follow, then graveside rites at Pine Grove Cemetery.
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.
Condolences are being received online.