Georgia Jones, former webmaster for this website, died on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the age of 77. She had also been an Effie Yeaw Nature Center docent since 1999, leading kindergarten to 5th grade children on nature walks.
Web designer Marty Maskall recalled working with Georgia to develop the ARNHA website in 2005. "She was an eager pupil and a joy to work with," she said. "It didn't take long for her to catch on, and she did everything after that."
That was a typical memory offered by those who knew and worked with Georgia. As arnha.org webmaster, she was "dependable and upbeat, and always willing to learn new things at our meetings," said Molly Keller a colleague on the Media/Publications Committee.
Media/Publications Chair Peggy Kennedy praised Georgia for promotig ARNHA publications on the website and helping to fulfill book orders. Claudia Hulbe, also a committee member, said Georgia was adept at "recruiting people to contribute articles to arnha.org, selling ARNHA books online, and having a lot of good ideas."
Kari Bauer, another committee member, was a member of the nature center docent class with Georgia in 1999. "She was one of the most upbeat people I knew, very gentle, very kind, and loved nature." And Nature Center Volunteers Director Jamie Washington said that when she asked Georgia to lead a group of children on a nature tour she would " "step up and do a lovely job. She had a can-do spirit."
Georgia was survived by her husband, Gerry, and a son, James, a San Francisco attorney. A native of Baisden, WV, Georgia met Gerry when both were students at Marshall University, Huntington WV., and they were married in 1960. Georgia worked for many years at the California Employment Development Department.
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