Georgia A. Garreaux
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Great Falls —Georgia Ann Garreaux, 75, of Great Falls, passed away April 28, 2014 at a local care facility. Visitation will be available for family and friends on Wednesday, April 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home. Service will be held privately at a later date.
Georgia was born October 16, 1938 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. She grew up in Eagle Butte and was raised on her dad's ranch. She attended boarding school in Oklahoma and later went on to receive her Registered Nursing degree in New Mexico. She used this degree in multiple states, including Idaho, South Dakota, Montana and lastly Oregon. She went on to retire in Butte in 1978.
Georgia loved to bowl, throw horse shoes, crochet and quilt. She enjoyed camping, fishing, picnics and traveling with her family. She never missed her favorite "soaps". She was known for her delicious cooking and generous heart; everyone called her "Mom".
Survivors are daughters, Jacqueline and Evette Shields; sons, Michael, Derrick and Darren Shields; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Those who have preceded her in death include ex-husband, William Shields; husband, Calvin Garreaux; and father, Jonas Crow Eagle.
Condolences to the family may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory
1307 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59401
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 29, 2014