On Dec. 20, 1948, Eugene and Helen Grace McGregor became the proud parents of a new daughter and named her Betty Georgene.
Georgene, or as her friends called her, “George,” passed away on Feb. 8, 2019 at the age of 70.
Georgene was an adventurous and creative lady. Early in her life she became very active in the cattle business, helping her dad raise and run cattle on their Hornitos ranch. She continued to own and operate the ranch after her father passed.
Georgene was an experienced horse woman, roper and barrel racer in her younger years. She loved the outdoors and the ranching life style. She also had a special talent for leather working. She tooled many belts, purses and various leather items that she often gave as gifts.
Georgene loved and treasured her family. Through her married life, she had two children, Ryan and Jessica, and step daughter, Barbra Baxter. Georgene was very involved with her children and their 4-H and FFA projects, traveling to many fairs and competitions throughout the state.
Georgene will always be remembered as a generous person who was a survivor. Whatever challenges life presented her, she was always able to handle the situation and move on with her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Helen McGregor, and son-in-law, Paul Bryson.
Georgene leaves behind a son, Ryan Baxter ( Janelle); daughter, Jessica Baxter Bryson; step-daughter, Barbra Baxter Whitaker; sister, Trisha Trabucco (Ray); grandchildren Erin Bryson, Emily Bryson, Paige Whitaker and Trent Whitaker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be private.