In loving memory of Georgia Ann Rose Siah (1933–2021), born in Minden, Louisiana, to Curtis and Estelle Tarkington.
Georgia graduated from Webster High School and received an associate's degree in 1956 at Grambling State University, a Historical Black College & University (HBCU) in Grambling, Louisiana. In 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Roy Osbern Siah, and the two began their new life together opening a chapter that would bring indescribable blessings for the next 62 years.
Roy moved his new family to Alaska and quickly set up residency that extended over the next 50 plus years. Georgia eagerly established herself in her community, joining the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, teaching developmental English at Hunter Elementary School, meeting new friends and enjoying the daily rewards of her growing family. After the joy of giving birth to their first son, Roy Osbern Jr., Georgia welcomed five additional beautiful children over the next 10 years to complete their family.
Georgia is preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy Osbern Siah; first born son, Roy Osbern Jr.; parents, Curtis Tarkington and Estelle Moore; five brothers-in-law, Dewey Jr. Siah, Nelson Siah, Lollis Siah, Hollis Siah, Ardis Siah and wives; five sisters-in-law, Clotese Jackson, Clara Jefferson, Rosie Brown, Beatrice Wilson and husbands and Sally Gill.
Georgia is survived by her five children; two daughters, Lendah Siah-Furze, of Richland, Washington, her husband, Charles and their daughters Wanda and Breanna and son, Oliver; and Kecia Siah-Murphey, of Prosser, Washington, her husband, David, and their daughters, Jami and Elise; and two sons, Ryan and Andrew; three sons, Russell Siah, of Anchorage, Alaska, his wife, Alfreda, and their three sons, Nathan, Russell Jr. and Jamaal; Kerry Siah, of Covington, Washington, and his children, Kyle, Kecia, Monica, Eva and Silver; Victor Siah, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and his wife, Delores; cousin, Jewel Williams and husband Columbus; their daughters Feamula Bradley and April Bradley-Abraham and family; and cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless beloved relatives and friends.
A virtual memorial service has been arranged. Although Georgia will be deeply missed by many, her devotion and loving essence will remain in our hearts until we are reunited again.
The Siah family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness, affection and sympathy during their time of bereavement. Special thanks to the Northern Lights Legacy Funeral Homes.
Published by Daily News-Miner on Sep. 14, 2021.