Georgia Woodson (1932 - 2017)

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Georgia Bury Woodson passed into the next world on Dec. 11, 2017. Georgia was born on Sept. 21, 1932, to Gladys Marsh Bury and William "Bill" Bury of Houston, Texas. Her father died in 1939, and Gladys had to go to work to support their daughter. While working at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston during World War II, Gladys met Erling Schmidt who was stationed there at the air base. They were married in Houston, and after the war they moved to Ione, Calif., where Erling's family had lived for many years.
Georgia married her high school sweetheart, Pete Woodson, after graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1954. Between 1955 and 1960, four children joined the family. Pete's job in the oil industry often had him away from home during the early years and while working in Alaska, Georgia stayed home in Ojai, Calif., with their children.
In 1965, the family moved to Anchorage, Alaska; and in 1967, on to Houston, Texas; and in 1970, to New Orleans, La. The family was able to return home to Alaska in 1976, where Georgia and Pete decided to spend the rest of their lives.
Georgia was first and foremost a wife and mother devoting herself to her family and community. She enjoyed volunteer work and became deeply involved with the League of Women Voters and later with the Lighthouse for the Blind. She made audio recordings of many books, some of which are available in the Library of Congress. She also volunteered at the native arts store "The Gilded Cage" for several years. She loved helping her neighbors, catching fish, walking her dogs and running from the local wildlife.
Like so many women of her generation she was also a very adept seamstress and an amazing cook, and some of these skills she was able to pass along to her children.
Georgia is survived by her husband, Pete Woodson; sons, William of Ione, Calif., and Raymond of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bob Hudson of Wenatchee, Wash.; son-in-law, Dale Farling of Mountain Home, Texas; granddaughters, Melissa Hudson and her husband Brandon Ramsey of Lynwood, Wash., Erin Zekis and her husband Kevin of Boulder, Colo., Uniti of Sacramento, Calif., and Juniper of Ione, Calif.; and grandsons, William and Adrian of Lynnwood, Wash. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren; Claire and Conner of Lynnwood, Wash., and Tobin of Boulder, Colo.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 14, 2018