LaVina Marie George Nicholson
January 16, 1917 – July 24, 2018
Sunrise: January 1917, Sunset: July 2018
LaVina Marie George Nicholson passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 24th at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington where she had resided for nineteen years.
Friends affectionately knew LaVina as “Georgie,” while family knew her as “Mimi.”
The youngest of seven children, Georgie spent her first thirteen years on a remote farm in North Dakota. Shortly after this period in her life, Georgie, now fourteen, left her parents to continue her high school education in Wishick, ND living with a family while tending their three children.
After high school, Georgie graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Alexis Hospital in Bismarck, ND. Following this, Georgie worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester before going on to become a United Airlines stewardess, a position that required a degree in Nursing for employment. It was in her new role as a stewardess that Georgie met her future husband, Bill Nicholson.
Outside of her professional life, Georgie held many interests including gardening, a pursuit she maintained for forty years at her home on Mercer Island. Additionally, Georgie was a member of the Seattle Opera Guild, for many years, even serving on their board. Georgie traveled extensively in the U.S. and internationally to Europe, Russia, South America, and Asia.
In 1970, Georgie’s husband, Bill, preceded her in passing.
For seventy-five years, Georgie was a resident of Seattle and the Eastside; she lived to be 101 years old.
Georgie is survived by her son, Tom, (Linda), grandchildren Chris (Elizabeth) and Pamela, as well as 6 great grandchildren: Cameron, Kyle, Christina, Norris, Keenan, Kristen and 2 great great grandchildren, Quinn and Calvin.
At Georgie’s request, there were no services.
Georgie now rests at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington.