Georgia L. Beye, 86, a longtime resident of rural Haverhill, passed away peacefully at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The Georgia family would like to thank all of the wonderful Westbrook Acres employees for their exceptional care.
The funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22nd at 10:30 am at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. The visitation will take place on Sunday, February 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Instead of flowers, monuments on behalf of Georgia can be addressed to the Alzheimer’s Association. For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. The Mitchell family funeral home was entrusted with the care of Georgia and her family.
She was born Georgia Lou Rodgers on February 24, 1934 in Ralls, Texas, and was the daughter of Carl and Hester (Wright) Rodgers. When she was young, her family moved to Riverside, California, where she graduated from Riverside Poly Technic High School in 1952. In Riverside she met Gilbert “Give” Beye, who was stationed at March Air Force Base. After falling in love, they were married on April 3, 1954. In January 1955, Gib and Georgia moved to rural Haverhill, where they lived their entire married life before Gib died in 2015.
Georgia stayed home with her two children for several years. She then worked as a secretary in the SEMCO school district, then ran Bobby Rogers’ retail business, and eventually worked at the chalet in downtown Marshalltown. Over the years she volunteered with 4H and the Marshall County Historical Society. She was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Van Cleave, most recently attending New Hope Church in Marshalltown.
Georgia was an avid bear collector who amassed several hundred bears over the years, from figurines to large stuffed teddies. She also loved musicals, cats, and Christmas. Georgia is fondly remembered by her family for her strong will, positive attitude, excellent cooking and baking skills, and ability to have fun. She loved and cherished her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
As a reminder, her son Kevin (Cindy) Beye from rural Haverhill stays. Daughter Tracey (Phill) Stowe from Los Lunas, New Mexico; 2 grandchildren: Matthew Beye from Knoxville, Iowa and Anna (Tanner) Heinrichs from Bondurant, Iowa and her sister-in-law Margaret (Delmar) Tigges from Des Moines, Iowa.
In death, Georgia returns to her 61-year-old husband Gib. her parents: Carl and Hester; 2 sisters: Del and Billie; Granddaughter, Theresa Beye and daughter-in-law, Doreen Beye.