Georgia Lou Green FOOKS peacefully passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 91.
Georgia loved her family and her husband dearly. She is survived by three children; Shannon (Rob) Mossey of Vauxhall, Lori (Dan) Williams of Meridian, Idaho and Scott (Colleen) Fooks of Lethbridge, 17 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren as well as one sister, Kathleen Cahoon (Jim-deceased) of Cardston, AB as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her daughter Marcia Sommerfeldt (Drew), her father and mother; George and Anne Green and two sisters; Pat Stevens (Dave-deceased) of Lethbridge and Joan Marie who died at the age of 6.
Georgia was born in Lethbridge, AB on September 28, 1928. She married Norman Fooks September 18, 1948 and they spent nearly 65 years together. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Education in 1970. She received her Masters of Communication Arts from the Brigham Young University in 1975.
Throughout her career, Georgia worked in a variety of positions including communication media and post-secondary instruction, hosting a Children’s Television show called “Georgia” where she received the Liberty Award for the best children’s show in Canada. She taught at the Lethbridge Community College for 23 years and worked at The Lethbridge Herald to highlight a few. She authored 10 books that have helped to preserve and promote local history. She was a local volunteer and chaired boards including Fort Whoop-Up and the Galt Museum & Archives.
She served as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many capacities such as public affairs, drama production, youth and seminary instructor and loved teaching gospel doctrine which she did for 54 years. She had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and loved to share it. She was faithful in attending and working in the Cardston Temple. She was an avid genealogist and spent many hours writing histories of her ancestors.
She loved fellowshipping with friends including her ABC sorority, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Women’s Club as well as many other dear friends. She loved to read and was in possession of over 4500 books. She thoroughly enjoyed travelling and had great adventures to many countries around the world.
Friends may meet the family on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 - 13th Street North, Lethbridge.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
Heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and caring staff of St. Therese. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humanitarian Services, the Perpetual Education Fund or to the Charity of your choice.
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