|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2005|
Georgia (Georgie) Hess, lifelong resident of Modoc County and of XL Indian Reservation, passed away at the Warnerview Convalescent Hospital in Alturas, CA on January 10, 2005.
She was born Georgia Rita Kelley on September 28, 1928 in Adin, California to Eunice Hunt Kelley and Want Kelley.
She married Archie Hess in 1949. She was preceded in death by her son by her first husband, three brothers, Leland, Roland and Leonard and her husband, Archie.
Throughout their lives, Georgie and Archie raised livestock and hay on their allotment on the reservation and were active in tribal affairs, where he served on the tribal council as chairman at one time.
She as a member of the Modoc Full Gospel Church (American Indian Full Gospel Assemblies) and Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nevada. Georgie enjoyed her family, friends and their beautiful home on the North Fork of the Pit River. She was a Traditional Native American Healer and practiced that art throughout her life.
She is survived by her sister, Irma Hess of Alturas; niece, Marjorie Miller Walker of Carson City, Nevada and numerous other relatives throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert Lake, Pastor, Modoc Full Gospel Church, at Kerr Mortuary in Alturas on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with a brief graveside service at XL Ranch Indian Cemetery.
A memorial gathering was held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church on North Street, Alturas, at approximately 2:00 p.m. following the funeral services. Contributions in Georgie's memory may be made to Rev. Robert Lake, Pastor of the Modoc Full Gospel Church, 1010 West Henderson St., Alturas, CA 96101
Published by Modoc County Record on 20JAN2005.
Forever in Our Hearts
Alturas Indian Cemetery
Created by: Bill Gransee
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
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