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3/28/2017 1:15:00 PM
Georgia (Edgington) Gallagher March 22, 1922 - March 18, 2017

Georgia (Edgington) Gallagher, a long-time resident of Sisters, passed away on March 18. She was 95.

Georgia was born March 22, 1922 on the family ranch south of Sisters to Ellis and Ellen Edgington. She attended school in Sisters and graduated from Sisters High School in 1940. She attended Oregon State University, graduating with a degree in dietetics in 1944.

She was Sisters Rodeo queen in 1944, and Grand Marshal of the rodeo in 2006.

In 1946, she married Vince Gallagher of Bayonne, New Jersey. They had three children, Norah, Dennis, and Vince. She and Vince (senior) lived in Redmond for a few years, then moved to Salem in 1953, then back to Sisters in 1973.

She and Vince spent many summer weekends with their children camping and fishing in the high lakes of Central Oregon. Vince passed away in 1981.

While in Salem, and while raising her family, she worked for Hillcrest School for Girls, and Oregon State Hospital as a dietitian and as an independent dietary consultant. After moving back to Sisters, she volunteered with the Sisters ambulance as an EMT for 19 years, was on the Sisters Planning Commission for a time, and was an active member of the Sisters Garden Club.

She was Deschutes Pioneer Association Queen in 2008. Georgia attended First Presbyterian Church in Bend. She was a life-long Presbyterian. She lived her last three years at Aspen Ridge Retirement Home in Bend. She is survived by her daughter Norah Roberts of Sisters; sons Dennis of Bend, Vince and his wife Karen Henderson of Salem, and Dennis's sons Andy Gallagher of Prineville and Chris Gallagher of Bend. Her family will miss her. Georgia loved being out-of-doors. She loved wildflowers, mountain lakes, exploring and spending time with friends and family.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. in Bend at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Brightfocus Foundation (macular degeneration research) or The Deschutes Land Trust (Whychus Creek restoration), or a charity of your choice.

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