Obituary: Georgia Waldbaum
Georgia Yvonne (Nichols) Waldbaum passed away peacefully in her home on Nov. 18, 2014, surrounded by her children. She was 76 years old.
Georgia was born in Buhl, Idaho, on March 10, 1938. She was the second of five children of George and Lorena Abbott.
From a young age Georgia loved music and excelled at playing the French horn during her high school years. She was also excellent at sewing and cooking for her large family. She always enjoyed listening to music and dancing.
She was a homemaker until 1975 when she went to work at Silver Bell Turquoise; eventually she worked retail sales at Chapman's Country Corner, and Cofer's Country Corner until her retirement in 1988. She enjoyed serving the public and people in general. She never had a cross word for a customer and kept her composure when faced with rudeness. She was remarkable when it came to handling people.
She had a dry sense of humor, a quick wit about her, and she loved to laugh. Georgia was a beautiful soul, a good friend, and a giving woman. She inspired her children to be independent and succeed at what they put their mind to. She was the type of person who welcomed you with a smile and looked forward to seeing you again. She is greatly missed by her family and friends.
Georgia was preceded in death by her mother, Lorena Jeffs Abbott; her father, George Leland Abbott; and her loving husband, Charles Roland Waldbaum.
Georgia is survived by her seven children, Roger Nichols, Curtis (Peggy Sue) Neilson, Lori (Roger) Magnuson, Barbara (Richard) White, Dixie (Bud) Lemelin, Dan Nichols, and Colleen (Michael) Mason; her sister, Ilene Neely; and brothers Ande (Terri), Charles (Cree) and Willard Abbott. She had many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.
There will be a non-traditional celebration of Georgia's life for family and friends in the fellowship hall of Kingman Christian Church at 3 p.m. Jan. 17.
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