Margaret George

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Margaret Arlene George
October 14, 1926 - January 4, 2017
Margaret A. George, 90, Homedale, Idaho passed away January 4, 2017 at Owyhee Health and Rehab with family at her side. She was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Valentine "Tiny" and Frances "Fannie" Miklancic. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Homedale, Idaho. She graduated from Homedale High School in 1944. On November 18, 1946 she married Leonard "Pete" George. They moved to Pete's family farm, Justamere Farm, after their marriage where she resided until the last few years of her life. Margaret was an extraordinary domestic engineer. While raising her seven children, cooking, cleaning, and doing endless laundry, she had time to can, sew, and garden. She kept the books for the farm and prepared meals for the harvesting crews in the fall. Margaret was a member of St. Hubert's Altar Society and sang in the church choir. At the time of her death, she was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell. As a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, she was involved in many community activities.
As her children began to leave home, Margaret had time to pursue other interests. Several times a week she played bridge with her friends. She also started a career selling Avon products. Pete always said she bought more than she sold. It was a common sight to see her tearing up the roads in her diesel VW Rabbit, with a grandkid in tow, stopping to visit many local ladies and maybe making a sale or two. Those who knew Margaret were aware of her love of sweets, particularly chocolate. One evening a few weeks before her death when she could not pick up a fork, she sighted a bowl of chocolates. She said, "Oh chocolate" and quickly grabbed a couple of pieces, unwrapped them and had them eaten in matter of minutes!
Margaret was predeceased by husband Pete, daughter Valerie Jasmer, her parents, and brothers Jim and Fred Miklancic. She is survived by her sister, Helen Rose of Austin, Texas; her children, Kathy Barton of Caldwell; Diana (Gerald) Webster and Phil (Trish) George of Homedale; Eileen (Steve) Dalebroux of Madison, Wisconsin; Judy Bowery (Roy) of Collierville, Tennessee; Marianne (Robin) Freelong of Fairbanks, Alaska; and son-in-law Rod Jasmer of Bethel, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation followed by a rosary will be held Thursday, January 12th from 5-8 pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 27 E. Owyhee, Homedale, Idaho. Funeral services will be at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden, Caldwell, Friday morning at 10:30 am, followed by graveside services at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. All are welcome to attend dinner at the Homedale Basque Center 333 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to .
The family would like to thank Georgia Nelson and all the wonderful staff at Owyhee Health and Rehab for the loving care provided to Mom.
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Flahiff Funeral Chapels Inc
27 E Owyhee Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
(208) 337-3252
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 11, 2017