Georgia Evelyn Beach was born June 6, 1927 to Lloyd and Grace Beach in Argentine, Kansas. She had four sisters, Elsie Hale (Clarence), Eva Carpenter (Bob), Grace Wise (Don) and Beverly Fagan (Bill).
Georgia spent most of her youth and adolescence in Argentine and graduated from Argentine High School. She then met her husband, Doyle Preston Northrop, while working for Sears and Roebuck. They married on October 2, 1948 and had one child, Barbara Gail Northrop-Messick (Brent). Georgia E. Beach-Northrop dedicated her life to her marriage but unfortunately Doyle passed away suddenly on October 28, 1955 and Georgia never remarried.
After Doyle’s passing, Georgia set out to raise her daughter the best she could as a single parent. Her ambition, determination and commitment helped her employment success, which concluded with retirement from The Realex Corporation in Kansas City. She achieved her goal of putting Barb through college and taught her daughter what hard work and perseverance looks like.
Georgia's family eventually grew, and she was very proud of her family. She had two grandchildren, Grant Messick (Lindsay) and Gail Messick-Irving (Sean), along with five great grandchildren, Jack Messick, Alana Messick, Brianne Messick, Preston Irving, and Reese Irving. A favorite activity to do with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was drawing and coloring. Georgia was a very good artist. Art was her means of relaxing and spending quality time with those she loved.
Georgia's other passions were attending The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and listening to Pastor Adam Hamilton's sermons, dancing and listening to her favorite musician (Ray Price), and cheering for her favorite basketball team (Duke)(Kansas) during March Madness. It was always a priority for her to attend family activities and events for her grandchildren.
Georgia lived a very full and happy life, but eventually started battling Alzheimer's disease. Her family supported her during this long battle, trying to focus her time and energy on positive memories. Her family would reminisce with her and each other, sharing stories about "Georg" or "Triple G" (Great Grandma Georgia) and their time together. Happy memories included her protective nature such as saying "please wear your seatbelt" every time you would start a car. One time she asked her son-in-law (Brent) to help her negotiate a new car only to blurt out "we'll take it" before he could say a word. She had an overall willingness to help those she loved. The stories that were shared all made it clear that "Triple G" was independent, a little sassy, and very loving.
She passed away May 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan of Olathe in Olathe, Kansas. Her daughter, Barb, was at her bedside and witnessed Georgia giving her final goodbye. It was a beautiful morning and after Barb opened the window and drapes, the sun was beaming, and a light breeze entered the room. There were a flock of geese and various birds sitting just outside the window, calmly chirping. Their chirps grew louder as if to tell Georgia it was time to spread her wings and soar to a more peaceful place. The birds started to fly and at that exact moment, Georgia passed.
A private service was held May 17, 2017 at the Church of the Resurrection Memorial Gardens, Leawood, Kansas where Georgia rests in peace.
To Georgia, a wonderful Wife, Mom, Grandma, and Triple G: your family loves you, you will be missed, and we know you will always be our Family Guardian Angel. Now, go dance with Doyle, whom you loved and missed for so many years, and know that every time your family hears Ray Price, we will know it's you dancing and watching over us.