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Memorial for Georgia Louise McHenry

Born in Weed, California on Feb. 25, 1938
Departed on Jan. 20, 2018 and resided in Lebanon, Oregon.

February 25, 1938 - January 20, 2018
Georgia McHenry, 79, died January 20, 2018, of Alzheimer’s disease. She was surrounded by her family at Bridgecreek Memory Care in Lebanon.
She was born on February 25, 1938, in Weed, California to George Calvin Atkinson and Dorothy Louise Cash. She lived in Orem, Utah and Mound City, Kansas before moving to Albany in 1951.
She graduated June 6, 1956, from Albany Union High School.
She married James Lee McHenry on September 5, 1958, in Tangent. He proposed to her Bryant Park. James preceded her in death on April 26, 1978. Georgia and James had three children: Mike, Cyndi, and Lisa.
Georgia worked at the China Grill in Albany after high school. She was a homemaker during her marriage. She was hired at Good Samaritan on the same day she graduated from Linn Benton Community College Certified Nursing program in 1980 and retired from there in 2002. She volunteered at the hospital for many years after.
After retiring, Georgia went on Alaskan Cruise, traveled to Honduras, Central America, and Disneyland and Sea World. Her spirit of adventure did not stop her from theme park rides like the 84’ boat drop on the Jurassic Park ride or riding the elevator on the Tower of Terror. She traveled with her brother to Yellow Stone Park and other places.
She will be remembered for her sweet nature. She had a wonderful smile and giggle. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved gardening and her flowers, especially Gladiolus. She loved going to the coast.
Georgia is survived by her daughters, Cyndi Valerio and her husband, Jose Valerio Soto, daughter, Lisa Swing. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tyler Swing and his wife Alicia Swing, Mitchell Swing, Amanda Valerio-Lester and her husband, Scott Lester, Ashlee Valerio; great grandchildren, James, Cameron, and Grayson Swing, Georgia Lester; her sister, Carolyn Wall; great-aunt Irene Atkinson; cousins, numerous nephews, and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael McHenry; her parents, stepmother, Clara Atkinson, great-grandson, Conner Swing; brother, Bill Atkinson; and sister, Freida Marlatt.
A memorial service is planned for her at 2 pm. on February 3, 2018, at Agape Family Fellowship, 34116 Highway 99E, Tangent, OR 97389.

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