Georgina Marie Hone

October 30, 1926-October 27, 2015

IMG_2137Beloved mother of Vivian Fuller and Greg Petersen, and dear step-mother to Dick Hone, Bruce Hone, and Penny Will. Much loved grandmother of Tyler Fuller and Kyle Fuller; Kelcey Pederson, Jon Pederson, and Georgina Pederson; and Katie Petersen and Gregory Petersen; and grandmother in spirit to Misty Carlyle and Karli Goetz; Ryan Hone, Jason Hone, and CJ Hone; and Julie Hone and John Hone. Great-grandmother to many loving and loved children.
Georgina was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jonathan Hone, loving daughters Georgie Pederson and Lannette Petersen, dear grandchildren Miranda Lyons and Patrick Lyons, and loving step-daughter Laurelea Voigt.

Remembrances to Holy Family Catholic Church, Kirkland WA

Mama’s Story

IMG_5785Georgina was born October 30, 1926 in Fairbanks Alaska, to Vivian and Lawrence Johnson. From early childhood, Georgina was an outgoing and energetic person. She formed deep and lasting friendships as a girl in Alaska, and continued to make instant and strong connections with others at every stage in her life with her easy sense of humor, deep interest in other people, and care and concern for their lives.IMG_5782

In primary school, Georgina took the ferry down the Inside Passage from Alaska to Seattle for school. She went to Holy Names Academy for middle school, where her lifelong commitment to the Church was solidified. Holy Names made such an impression that she later worked three jobs to send her own three daughters to school.

Georgina raised four children, Vivian, Georgie, Lannette and Greg Petersen, on a farm in Carnation. After she separated from her children’s father, she worked three jobs as a waitress to provide for her family. The Church continued to be a central part of her life, and she even found time to be a leader in St. Anthony’s Church, where she organized the children’s choir, which performed at Masses and funerals for years.

IMG_2138She met and married Dick Hone, who brought great joy and lightness in her life. Together they found property at the top of Cougar Mountain, and designed and built a wonderful home together for entertaining family and friends. And entertain they did, making their home the center of family gatherings and good cheer on both sides for decades, during which Georgina made lifelong relationships with Dick’s children and grandchildren. Georgina and Dick also loved to fly his plane together and to travel, vising Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Europe, including pilgrimages to the holy places in Rome, Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje.

Georgina also weathered many hardships and tragedies with grace, losing her beloved daughters Georgie and Lannette, and her dear grandchildren Miranda and Patrick, at young ages. After more than 30 years together, Georgina buried her husband Dick in 1997.

Georgina then moved to Kirkland, which she loved for its lakeside parks and views. She continued to demonstrate amazing strength of constitution and spirit, fighting breast cancer, two hip surgeries, many life threatening illnesses, and yet always bouncing back. She never complained, but instead said over and over how very grateful she was for the many blessings in her life, including most especially her beloved family and many friends. She loved a good laugh and a good story, and shared many laughs and stories with everyone up to her last days in bed.

Throughout her life, Georgina was an incredibly strong, loving, and charismatic person. She shared herself with so many people, and received much love and friendship in return, including from her very special caregivers over the last year. We will all miss her deeply.

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6 Responses to “Georgina Marie Hone”

  • Dick and Louise Jones says:

    Georgina-Mom was a part of so many major events in our lives. We have so many fun and special memories with her and our precious Peterson family. Even though we will miss her so very much, we feel so privileged and blessed that we had her in our lives.

  • Dick and Louise Jones says:

    Georgina-Mom was a part of many of the major events or our lives. We have so many fun and special memories of her and our precious Peterson family. Even though we are going to miss her so very much, we feel very privileged and blessed to have had her in our lives.

  • marisa Cognetta says:

    I am saddened by the news of the transition of Tish, as I knew her- she is beautiful soul and now I know an angel among us…my blessings and well wishes to her family…

  • John and Sharron Quinn says:

    We are both so sorry to hear of Georgina’s passing. Just heard about it from my Cousin Brian Langsted.

    We have shared so many good times with her at our home, Heavensgate, Sharron’s Moms and lastly at her Kirkland home. Never a complaint even when she was bed ridden these last several months. The most dedicated Catholic I ever met!! We will miss our visits.

    I was the one she called “Mikey” and once she called with a chipmonk problem making a mess in her rockery at Heavensgate. She wanted to get rid of them baaad!! I bought a trap and loaded it up with peanut butter. We re-located them (2) to a small park at the base of Cougar Mountain.

    We have so much to be thankful for knowing her and her family. Too many happy memories from the days we worked together at the Crabapple and all our visits.
    Love you all!!

  • Kitty Petrie says:

    I was so blessed to be a caregiver for Georgina for the last year and half. I soon loved her like everyone else who knew her. I looked so forward to my time with her it was not a job it was a pleasure. I had a better relationship with her than my own mother. I will love and miss her for the rest of my life, no one will ever replace her in my heart..Georgina I will see you again..Love you..Kitty

  • Ed and Mary Johnson (Aronica) says:

    I was a young girl at St. Anthonys Church and Georgina taught us lessons after chuch. She was so spirited it was fun to learn from her. I also admired how beautiful she looked. May her soul rest in peace.

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