Martha Jo George

Born: Thu., Apr. 22, 1937
Died: Tue., Sep. 29, 2015


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Martha Jo George

April 22, 1937 – September 29, 2015

 

Martha Jo George, a resident of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington.  She was 78 years old. 

No services are planned at this time.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com   Arrangements are with Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. 

Martha was born in Pasadena, California, to James and Josie Flemming on April 22, 1937.  She graduated from High School in California.  She later married Pat George.  She was a homemaker, and devoted her time to raising her eight children.  She came to Oregon in 2005 to be with her daughters.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved by everyone who ever knew her.  She always had a smile on her face. 

Martha is survived by daughters; Bonnie Gilbert-Boyd and Marian R. Gilbert of Pendleton, OR, and Dorothy J. Gilbert of California, and son Charles L. Gilbert of California, a brother Jimmy Flemming of Florence, OR, a sister Doris Flemming of Oregon, nieces and nephew Cindy and Jerry Gilbert,  twenty one grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and her best friend Pat O’fferrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pat George, three sons, Clyde E. Gilbert, Kenneth J. Gilbert and Donald E. Gilbert, and a daughter Angela M. George.

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Cindy Reynolds & Patricia O'Ferrell
   Posted Sat October 03, 2015
My Dear sweet Aunt Martha, I starred at this page for a long time not knowing exactly how to tell you what you've meant to me in my life, then I remembered that I would be talking for my momma too, she is here yet she is gone, I cannot tell her of your passing as she won't remember, and that hurts as bad as losing you. I can't tell my momma that her best friend in the world is gone. I'm heartbroken. I have memories, oh so many wonderful memories of our childhood, into adulthood. You've always been like a second momma to me just like my momma has been like a second momma to my cousins. I love my cousins like brothers and sisters. What you've meant to me in my life is a home, I always knew if I needed somewhere to stay, your door would be open. Not just me but anyone who fell on hard times could go to your house, your door would be open. A friendly smile, a great spirit. I've always loved you my Auntie. My momma has always loved you. She keeps talking about "kids" over and over. We have to let the kids in, we have to feed the kids, we can't let them stay out in the dark, I just know in my heart she is remembering when we were kids at your house. I just know she is remembering us. And that warms my heart, even though I have to calm her and say, there are no kids momma, she'll look at me and say, are you sure? She remembers days gone by, happy days that are gone, yet remembered. I love you so, so much. Your Niece, Cindy and my Momma❤️ RIP

Sharon Sandoval
   Posted Sun October 04, 2015
I didn't know Martha very long, but what a joy she had even for those she didn't know. She made me feel as though we had known each other for years. One less beautiful smile will be seen here on earth and one more beautiful soul will be in heaven today. A joyous day in heaven it is, but a sad one here for us.
I send blessing to you who have lost your mom, grandma, and friend. May the Lord comfort you in your sadness.

Love Sharon Sandoval and son, Joel Sandoval

Ezra McGainey
   Posted Fri October 09, 2015
I was deeply sadden to hear of Mrs. George passing. I had the privilege to care for her up until her departure, and I will always remember her smile, laugh and sense of humor. She loved my company and called me her "favorite". I would sit with her and talk to her about things, and she would listen patiently, never interrupting. She would call me in to just sit and watch tv with her or hold her hand when she was in pain or felt afraid. She would ask me to play games on my phone and while she watched. I really miss her whenever I go to work and pass by her room. I rest assured knowing that she is in a better place where she is no longer in pain. Bless you Martha.

My sincere condolences,
Ezra McGainey

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Tue October 20, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and thoughts.

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