Georgia E. Sykes


(Aug. 9, 2004)

Funeral services for Georgia E. (Hogan) Sykes, 92, who died at her Powell home on Monday, Aug. 9, will be conducted Friday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born July 8, 1912, in Bozeman, Mont., daughter of George Riley Hogan and Ruby Ellen (King) Hogan. She attended schools in Montana and married Victor Sykes Aug. 11, 1934, in Lavina, Mont. They lived in Montana and Lovell before settling in Powell.

She was a caregiver and a homemaker and a member of the Southern Baptist Church. She was a 50-year member of Rebekah Lodge No. 36 and was also affiliated with Ladies Encampment, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant. She was a Past Grand Matriarch and Past Grand Secretary-Emeritus of LEA and held many more offices in the local lodge.

She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and sewing.

Survivors include two daughters, Agnes Thelander (Gordon) of Yreka, Calif., and Ruby Cozzens (Rex) of Cowley; a son, Kenneth Sykes (Janie) of Powell; a brother, Ernest (Velda) Hogan of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Hazel Moore (Charlie) of Roundup, Mont., and Madge Dismore of Bozeman, Mont.; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters.

Visitation at the Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday).

For those who wish, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.