Georgina Marie Horgas McAnally was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Ely, Minn., to George R. and Anna C. (Vertnik) Horgas. The family lived in Minnesota for a time and then moved to Arvada. Georgina was schooled there, graduating from Arvada West High School in 1967.
Georgina married James L. "Roy" McAnally on Oct. 19, 1968, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Arvada. While living in Arvada, Georgina worked as a secretary for the Adolph Coors Brewing Company for two years. In 1974, Georgina and Roy moved to Craig, and Georgina worked for Worth Shrimpton as a legal secretary and entered the real estate business in 1978. During a down period in real estate market, Georgina worked in the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder's Office for five years and then returned to real estate full time. She became the owner of American Northwest Realty in 1997.
Georgina was active in the Craig community, serving on numerous boards, including the Economic Development Partnership, the Moffat County Housing Authority, the United Way and the Boys & Girls Club. She was a member of the Craig Chamber of Commerce and worked with the Hospital Foundation fundraising drive for a new medical facility. Georgina was named Moffat County Woman of the Year in 2004. She was noted for her efforts in the community and her support of Christmas for Kids and Christmas for Seniors programs. In her early years in Craig, she co-founded the local Parent-Teachers Organization.
Georgina was supportive of the school district and its athletic programs and was a donor for the new scoreboard at the high school. Georgina loved her children and grandchildren and was very supportive of anything to do with kids. She enjoyed spending time with her family, socializing with friends and giving of herself to the benefit of others.
Georgina returned to the Lord on Saturday, July 22, 2006.
She is survived by her husband, Roy McAnally of Craig; sons, Jamie (Lissa) McAnally of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Bryan (Kelli) McAnally of Grapevine, Texas; grandchildren Kaylyn, Cotter and Keisi; mother, Anna Horgas of Craig; and brother, Robert Horgas of Vail.
Her father, George R. Horgas, preceded her in death.
Memorial services were on Friday, July 28, 2006, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Bryan McAnally officiating. Musical selections were "Ave Maria," sung by Joyce Miller accompanied by Gail Petch and "Over the Rainbow," sung by Stacey Mathers. The eulogy was delivered by her son, Jamie. A reception in Georgina's honor followed at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Memorial donations may be made to the Christmas for Kids Program, the Christmas for Seniors Program or the Boys & Girls Club, all in care of Grant Mortuary.