Georgia Soltis Arradondo, 85, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2011, in Middleton, Idaho.
Georgia was born on March 30, 1926, to George and Cecelia Soltis in Holdingford, Minnesota, and has many happy memories of growing up on the 80-acre family farm surrounded by farm animals and family pets.
She graduated from Holdingford High School in 1944, then moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a clerk typist at the Veterans Administration.
Georgia married Aaron Arradondo in 1948 and had four children. In 1968, she went to work at Honeywell Corp. in Minneapolis and retired in 1988. After 83 years in Minnesota, she moved to assisted living facilities in Idaho near her children. Her caregivers loved her wit and feisty manner.
Georgia enjoyed bowling, reading, sewing, yard work, going to the theater and traveling to visit her children and grandchildren in New Jersey, Alaska and on the Oregon coast.
A life-long dog lover, she boarded dogs for vacationers and delighted in her own dogs.
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Vernon (Red) Soltis.
She is survived by her brother, Arnold Soltis, of Holdingford, MN; her children, Kathryn (Jeff) Arradondo-Forrest, in Teaneck, NJ; Marilynn (Ron) DeBoard, of Caldwell, ID; Jacki (Marc) Perry, in Portland, OR; and Aaron G. Arradondo, in Atlanta, GA; and her grandchildren, Celia, Jeffrey, James and Kirsten Forrest and Jennifer (Stewart) Bell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Georgia's children express their extreme gratitude to the staffs of Annabelle House in Caldwell, Ashley Manor in Middleton, and Auburn Crest Hospice for their caring support of Georgia and especially to Stephanie and Chaplain Bruce (Autumn Crest) and Father Adrian from Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church for helping Georgia find her peace.
A memorial service will be held in Minnesota in the spring.
The family requests that anyone wanting to make a charitable donation in Georgia's memory please contribute to an Alzheimer's organization in the hope of finding a cure for this devastating disease or to support the families that it affects.
Cremation is under the care of Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on September 11, 2011
Aaron Alfred Arradondo
1924–2021 (m. 1948)
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