Georgianne Barthelme

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Georgianne Barthelme, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Midland, Texas, on Monday, July 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving friends. Georgianne, "Georgie" was born on February 25, 1927, in Ste. Marie, Illinois to Irenaeus Charles and Rose Cecelia (Bolander) Barthelme. She was the youngest of three girls; she and her two sisters, Laverne Delores "Sis" and Joan Louise "Jo" grew up in Olney, Illinois. Georgie graduated from high school in Olney, Illinois, in 1945 and immediately began her career working for Pure Oil. She was transferred to Denver, Colorado, and then later to Midland, Texas, where she ultimately became the secretary to the vice president of Unical, now Chevron, until she retired in 1992 after 47 years. Georgie was an avid lover of animals, especially cats. She adored her pets Betsy, Wolfie, and Sonny. Georgianne is survived by her two nieces, Jane Elisabeth (Robert) Johnson of Gillette, Wyoming, and Judith Ellen (James) Russell of Casper, Wyoming; and her two nephews, Thomas Foster Corbin of Robertson, Wyoming and Daniel B. (Nancy) Dollison of Springfield, Illinois; as well as five great-nieces; three great-nephews; nine great-great-nieces; six great-great-nephews; and her dear and special friends, Jodie Baugh and family, Chris MacLeod and family, Marlene and Bill Jones, and Marie Humphrey. Georgianne is preceded in death by her parents, Irenaeus and Rose Barthelme; her sisters, Laverne Delores Dollison and Joan Louise Corbin; her brothers-in-law, Verle Dollison and Boyce F. Corbin; and her great-nephew, Thomas Boyce Corbin. In death, Georgie will also be reunited with her beloved animal companions, Betsy and Wolfie. The vigil and rosary service will be held at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Msgr. Larry Droll will be officiating. A reception will be held immediately following at St. Ann's. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Olney, Illinois, at a later date. Memorial donations can be sent in Georgie's name to Lone Star Animal Sanctuary in Midland, Texas, or the . Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79705
(432) 550-5800
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 25, 2014
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