Georgia LeVeque, 96, has completed her wonderful journey through life. This fantastic lady, born on July 1st, 1934, died on her late husband’s birthday, January 14, 2021. The daughter of George and Celia Carr Murphy, Georgia spent the early years of her life on the small family ranch in a part log, part frame home in the rolling hills of the Hound Creek/Millegan area about fifty miles south of Great Falls.
Georgia, “Dor-da” as she was called by her father, eventually spent her high school years in Great Falls, where she graduated in 1942, just after WWII broke out. She had boyfriends aplenty but at about age 16 settled on her one true love, Ernest “Gene” LeVeque. Shortly after graduation she moved to California where she went to work for the Lockheed Corp. Future husband, Gene, joined the Army Air Corp and was teaching pilots how to fly when the couple wed in December of 1943 at Quartzite, Arizona.
Near the end of the war Georgia returned to Great Falls and the first of her eight children, Ernie, was born in December 1945. One girl, Karen, and six boys later, Georgia had the family she would oversee through life. In 1965, following the death of her father, she and the family moved onto the family ranch about 15 miles east of Cascade. At her death she had 8 children, 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren…all of whom loved and adored her.
To say that she was an accomplished woman is to put it mildly. She and her family camped in most of the campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest. She went on safaris in Africa, flew in helicopters in New Zealand, visited many of the sights in Europe and China, and traveled to uncounted destinations both in America and the rest of the world. Late in life she became an accomplished artist, drawing pictures for friends and family on sawblades, feathers, leather, buffalo skulls and anything else that would hold paint.
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