Edith H. (Fink) George passed away peacefully of natural causes on September 29, 2022.
Edith was born on February 6, 1929 in Ebernburg, Germany, the first day the Rhine River was known to have frozen. She grew up in Bad Munster am Stein, Germany, and was sister to Irene, Otto, and Wilfried. She met her husband, Sgt. Charles "Chuck" George while working in the American hospital in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. They were married for 56 years, until Chuck's passing in 2009.
Edith was mother to Alexandra "Sandy" Burton [Loren] and C. "Mark" George [Aloni], grandmother to 4 (Holly [Andrew], Jeff [Rianon] , Kristin [Randy] and Caleb [Hannah]), great-grandmother to 6 (Colton, Dillon, Clayton, Tegan, Addy, and Ben), and lover of many grand-dogs.
During her life, Edith loved to volunteer for many services, including organizer for Red Cross blood drawings, as PTA president, Missoula Community Hospital "gray lady" , assistant at St. Joseph School, and as a eucharistic minister at St. Anthony's Church. Edith also housed guest choral members for the International Choral Festival. She was a long-time member of Missoula Symphony Chorale and Presbyterian Church Choir, and when unable to sing, attended many Missoula Symphony concerts.
Anyone who knew Edith knows that she was quite the history buff of Germany and World War 11. She loved conversations, and there was never a stranger in her midst. She also loved all animals: dogs, cats, squirrels, birds and deer alike. She found much peace in nature and had a lifelong relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Wilhelm and Elizabeth Fink, her siblings (Irene, Otto and Wilfried), and her husband, Chuck. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews who remain in Germany.
There will be a memorial service on October 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christian Life Center in Missoula, MT. Donations can be made to Western Montana Humane Society or a charity of your choice.