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Georgette B. Escutia

December 6, 1931February 8, 2021
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Georgette B. Escutia, 89, passed away on February 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Cook Walden, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Georgette was born in Bogota, Colombia to Aura Florez and Charles Brasseur on December 6, 1931. She attended San Façon School for Girls. After finishing school, she traveled and studied in Europe before taking a position with the Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C., where she met and married the love of her life, Virgilio Escutia of Laredo, Texas.

She was a supportive wife, helping her husband through graduate school at University of Michigan and a doctoral program at the University of North Carolina, and a thirty-year career in foreign medical service with the World Health Organization. Their assignments took them to Bogota and Cali, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Mexico City; back to Washington, D.C., and finally they retired in Austin, to be near their children.

Georgette dedicated her life to her family, her children, and friends whom she loved. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, painting, sewing, and cooking. She was an energetic volunteer throughout her life, and most recently for the St. Vincent DePaul Society where she served for over twenty years and was recognized for her ministry to over 1000 families in need. In 2017, Georgette and Virgilio received the Diocese of Austin Lumen Gentium Award for their service at St. Louis Catholic Church.

Georgette is survived by her husband Virgilio Escutia, of Austin; daughters Francoise Luca and her husband Andy Rainosek of Austin, Kathy Escutia of Austin, Jeannette Escutia and husband Lynn Fast of Allen, Texas; and her sons and their wives, Virgil and Cheryl Escutia of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Charles and Christina Escutia of Austin; 15 grandchildren and their spouses; two great granddaughters; and sisters Jeannette Faccini and Claudia Brasseur of Colombia; and sister-in-law Margaret Brasseur of Ianham, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her parents Aura and Carlos Brasseur, brother Francisco Brasseur, and sister Marcel Ortiz.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o of St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757. You may also donate at the following link https://st-louis.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/SVdP Please add "In memory of Georgette Escutia" in the comment section.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Encompass Hospice Care and to everyone who supported ‘Ita’ (Georgette) through her battle with Parkinson’s Disease and related complications.


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Maria Medina Seidner

February 28, 2021

Querida Georgette:
No puedes imaginar los mucho que te echamos de meno en nuestra mesa panamericana de Austin. Tu eras y siempre seras una estrella linda y luminosa en nuestros corazones. Te queremos tanto por tu alegria, tu amistad, tu animo, tu bondad, tu inteligencia, tus lindas palabras, y todos los gratos recuerdos que tenemos de todas las reuniones, almuerzos, cafe espanoles y tertulias qu tuvimos contigo. A toda tu familia y especialmente a tu querido Virgilio mi mas sentido pesame.

Jeannette Escutia

February 28, 2021

Fashion my mom and me; My mother has a great sense of fashion, and for my earlier years she always dressed me and made 98.9% of all the dresses I ever wore in my life ( it wasn't many). There was even a time my mother made me a matching dress to what she was wearing. Circa 1974 my mother lost her fashion battle with me due to an unexpected accessory. Thanks to Nestor Suarez Ojeda who gave me "futbol" shoes! (real Addidas, 3 strip, metal stud cleats. ) I wore these cleats every day, everywhere. Yes there I was in my Sunday best, and my futbol shoes, click, click, click every step I made. I think that is when my mother knew that dresses were just not going to be a thing with me. Last one I wore was in 1995 my mother made it for me. Love you mom.

La moda y mi mama; Mi mama tenia un gran sentido de moda, elegante, y siempre bien puesta. Yo menos, y no me gustaba los vestidos. Sin embargo mi mama me hacia vestidos, y me vestia de joven. Hasta ha foto en que tengo un vestido igual a la de ella. El año seria mas o menos 1974, y en ese año un amigo de la familia Nestor Suarez Ojeda, me regalo zapatos para el futbol, yo jugaba y bastante bien. Pase ese año usando mis zapatos todos los días, aunque fuera Domingo y estuviera en vestido. Fue ese año que mi Mama se dio cuenta que yo y los vestidos no íbamos a funcionar. Me hizo mi ultimo vestido en 1995.

Luis Olivares Escutia

February 27, 2021

My, father, my aunt Amira Escutia, my children and I will always remember my aunt Georgette as an educated, caring, dedicated and loving aunt. We share our uncle, cousins and family’s grief and hope for acceptance in the belief that she is in a better place.

Elsa gamas

February 24, 2021

Mi respetable señora Georgett
Fue un verdadero placer servirle ,
gracias por permitirme estar a su lado,
gracias por el aprendizaje,
siempre la recordaré 🎨🖼
Ahora ud disfruta de la presencia de nuestro padre celestial
Descanse en paz mi querida señora ...

Maricarmen Nasr

February 19, 2021

Dear Escutia family,
My deepest condolences at this difficult time. I met Georgette through the Pan American Round Table of Austin and she instantly became one of my favorite members. What a beautiful, extraordinary, and generous soul! My life has been enriched because I knew her and learned so much from our conversations. She gifted me one of her paintings which hangs on a wall I see everyday. Rest in peace, dear Georgette.
(The photo was taken at a PART of Austin luncheon, January 7, 2019)

Shalini Shetty

February 18, 2021

Heartfelt condolences and prayers from the Shetty Family.
I met Georgette at her home. She gave me such a warm hug that day when she came to know I was her daughter, Kathy's friend. She
murmured into my ears saying "thank you for being such a good friend to my daughter." I will remember these words and her smile forever. I know she is at peace and with angels now.

Gloria Munguia

February 17, 2021

Although Georgette has completed her earthly life, she will always live in our hearts. Georgette was a very unique, lovely person whose house was always open to family and friends for whom she served as a most gracious host. Even in her latter days, she invited friends for rich conversation and elegantly served delicious food. Her endless creativity manifested itself in everything she did—painting, sewing, cooking and serving others. I feel very lucky our paths crossed through the Pan American Round Table of Austin (PART). She truly modeled the PART woman always striving to seek “knowledge, understanding and friendship until we are One for All and All for One.” Thank you, Georgette, for making a difference in this world. I know the Heavenly gates gladly opened for you, and angels joyfully sang welcoming their servant to her eternal home.

Henry Mejia

February 17, 2021

Tia Georgette was a kind a loving woman, which she warmly shared with all. She always kept a welcoming home that never knew a stranger. Her legacy continues through her children, who continue her loving and selfless ways. Although we grew up far from each other, the closeness of family has always been a strong one. I cherish my Escutia family. Tia Georgette brightened many lives, and will be greatly missed. God Bless.

Lala Niemeyer

February 14, 2021

When we were in Santiago, Chile we knew the Escutias. My husband was at the American embassy and I taught school at the International School Nido de Aguilas. Her children and my children went to school together. At that time Georgette was very involved with the school and was on its board. She was very conscientious in her responsibilities. Years later, she and her husband were also active in the Retired Foreign Service Group that we have here in Austin. I will miss her kindliness and please accept my deepest condolences at her death. Both of my sons send condolences to her family in this sad time.

Martha Ruth Chavez

February 13, 2021

My condolences to the family! I met her through the American Round Table. I didn't know her well. But I instantly liked her. Not only was she a beautiful lady, she was super friendly and made me feel included. I always enjoyed sitting with her at our meetings. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.


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