Georgia Louise Grebenc

June 28, 1932March 16, 2023
Obituary of Georgia Louise Grebenc
Our beloved Georgia Louise Grebenc (Snook) passed away Thursday, March 16th, 2023, in the later hours of the day. Louise was born on June 28th, 1932 on her family's kitchen table. Many of us wonder if at that exact moment is when her tenacity began. Despite The Depression and hard times of her childhood, Louise began developing her entrepreneurial self. With her savvy mind, she ran the Fountain River bottoms, collecting others’ items hung along clothes lines. Louise then created a resale shop with “altered” merchandise. She attended Centennial High School, lettered in trapeze, and graduated early. During her teenage years, she participated in the Civilian War Effort. Her assignment was The First National Bank. Louise completed any and all duties necessary. Once she reached working age, her association with Mr. Thatcher began. As told by Louise, she was his personal spy. He assigned her to work in multiple departments and was to assess happenings and communicate findings to him directly. This role sure suited her personally and ability. As time went on, Louise became head teller. In addition, she was the main participant in opening the First National Bank, First Street branch. She built many relationships in the banking community and was admired by all. Tom and Louise married in 1952. They took a month-long honeymoon road trip traveling to California. Much of their early years of marriage consisted of road tripping, just the two of them. These adventures did not end when their 3 children were born. As a family, they had many adventures and yearly vacation traditions. Tom even built a camper to accommodate the family. Louise was in charge of all the mom duties and inventions; such as, make-shifting a sleep-hammock for their youngest. While raising children and experiencing life, Tom and Louise built their family home together. During their retirement years, Good Sams provided the both of them with a profound association with new traveling buddies. Those years also brought them many memories of grandchildren running amok around that family home. Tom enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the garage’s pot-belly stove with the grandsons while Louise enjoyed teaching her granddaughters how to “walk like a lady,” with a purse in hand. Those tiny smiles that she nurtured are endless. As life traveled on, Tom passed but Louise continued to live out her free spirit. Always, she was unapologetically herself, ruled with elegance, walked with a fearless heart, yet loved enduringly. Her quick wit, dry humor, and pragmatic knowledge will be missed for a lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Grebenc; mother, Georgia and father, Roy. She is survived by her “bubby” Leroy (Paula) Snook; sister-in-law, Marilyn Snook; son, Tommy (Paula) Grebenc, daughter, Kathy Harrison, and son, Chris Grebenc; grandchildren, Sarah (Marvin) Grebenc, Weston Harrison, Amy Grebenc, Makenzie (Chad) Helvey, Daniel Grebenc, Jacob Grebenc, and Levi Grebenc; great-grandchildren Killian Harrison and Delaney Helvey; special cousin Cookie (Jack) Stevens; exceptional neighbors, John and Anna Martinez; other relatives, many friends, and loyal associates. Louise was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Grebenc family.

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