HENDRIX-NICHOLAS, Georgia Georgia Fay Hendrix -Nicholas passed on Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015 surrounded by three generations of her family. Fay was born on March 2, 1927 in Treece, KS to Martin and Pansy Hendrix. In 1936, the family moved to Burke, Idaho where she graduated from Wallace High School. Fay and Troy Garrett married upon his return from the Pacific Theater of WWII. They had two children, Patricia and Troy "Buddy" Garrett Jr. Fay and her mother attended classes together to become licensed practical nurses in 1952. Fay married Richard A Nicholas in 1974 Coeur d' Alene, ID. They moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1987 to be close to her dear friends TommyJo and Jimmy Rigdon. Upon Richard's passing, family helped her to move to Alaska in 2011, she lived at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center. She easily made friends and enjoyed the beauty shop. She remained determined to keep her manicured nails and vibrant red-hair until the end. Fay delighted hearing family stories about everyone. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to her "books on tape" while indulging her sweet tooth, delicacies baked by Sharon Wild. Besides Fay's family, her lifetime dedication was to the nursing profession. There are many who were blessed by her healing touch, in addition to numerous birds, kitties, and flowers. She enjoyed working with the west Texas ranch ladies (with Alzheimers); as a Visiting Nurse, allowing them to stay home to polish silver, cheer Texas football and talk of grandchildren. The job that meant the most to her was caring for WWI and WWII Veterans at the old VA in Amarillo, TX She fondly called them "her boys" and they called her "an Angel"; they enjoyed harmonizing to Hank Williams, Sr. songs. Fay was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Richard, brother Chuck Hendrix, sister " Reenie" Hendrix-Smith, nephew David Smith, and great-grandson Bryan Gene Wild. Survivors include Patt Garrett - McCarthy, Alaska; Troy Garrett Jr -Philippines; stepsons Steve and Paul -Glendale, AZ. Eight grand- children: Walter Swafford III-Bend, OR; Bettsie and Rodney Wild -Chugiak, Alaska; Jennie Lind Garrett -Anchorage; Lisa-Renee Garrett -OR; Sarah Garrett-Hall of Japan; Joshua Garrett -WA and her step-grandsons Tony and Andrew Nicholas -AZ. Nine great-grandchildren include: Miranda, Lena , Talon and Courtney Wild -Chugiak, AK; Chelsea Swafford -OR; Andria Adoor - LasVegas; Jessica Clark of NYC and Chase Quinn -Anchorage. Nephews Richard and Donald Smith of Oregon, grand-niece Gwendolyn Smith of Coeur d 'Alene; cousins Sharon Hendrix-Bailey and Jean Anne Moten-Wright of Oklahoma. In Chugiak she leaves behind a lonesome, but fine poodle-dog 'Captain Jack Sparrow". A special thank you for the respect shown by the DemaLuz Assisted Home; Karen Pudge,'Forget-Me-Not Care' Coordination; Kathryn Curry, Deputy Ombudsman; Stephen Parker MD and Jessie RN at Providence Emergency Department. Additionally, the kind care shown by Lindsey Nelson of Providence Palliative Care. The family also wishes to thank Eagle River Family Medical Pharmacy and the office of Heather Jones MD. The family will gather in the spring at The Coeur D'Alene Memorial Gardens placing her ashes in the family plot. Donations can be made to the Alaska State Talking Book Library (talkingbooks.alaska.gov
) or The McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published by Spokesman-Review on Apr. 12, 2015.