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Georgia Ann Petite

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Georgia Ann Petite Obituary
Georgia Ann Petite

Georgia Ann Petite died peacefully in her sleep on December 24,2017 at the age of 100. Georgia Ann Wieland was bom on May 28,1917 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the daughter of Carl Peter Wieland and Helen Genevieve Zimmerman. Georgia attended school in Des Moines and graduated from high school in 1935. She married William Curtis Petite on July 9,1943 in St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines, Iowa. "Bill" was a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Air Force. In 1956 he was stationed at March Air Force Base. After a year in Riverside, the family moved to Redlands where their 6 sons attended Sacred Heart & Redlands schools. For many years Georgia sang in the choir and was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In recent years she worshipped at Trinity Episcopal Church, Redlands. In addition to raising their 6 sons, Georgia was the administrative secretary to the director of the Yucaipa Park and Recreation Department. Georgia loved to knit, crochet and she enjoyed gardening.
Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Bill (1994) and sons Carl (2015) and Bill, Jr. (2004) and her sister Margaret and brothers Philip, Cletus & Don. Survivors include her 4 sons; Steve (Mary Frances) of Redlands, Joe (Shelly) of Reno, NV, Don (Sherrill) of La Quinta, CA, George of Yucaipa and daughters-in-law Mary Petite (Yucaipa) & Lori Petite (Chandler, AZ.) She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
Her funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3rd at Trinity Episcopal Church, 419 S. 4th Street, Redlands at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow in Trinity's Great Hall. Georgia will be buried next to her husband Bill at the Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgia's name to a . The family would like to thank Friendly Hospice Care, the nursing staff at Mission Commons and all who have been involved in Georgia's care for the past year and a half.
"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." R.Tagore
Published in Redlands Daily Facts from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, 2017
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