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Pat George, 87, of West Point

Pat George (Vincent Funeral Home)

Pat George, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister passed away February 18, 2024. At the age of 87, she continued to proudly live independently in the home she had shared with her husband and children for over 50 years in West Point, VA.

Pat was born in Harrisonburg Virginia, the oldest of five children, to the late Stephen and Elizabeth Solka. She was a fiercely independent and intelligent woman who became one the first female certified lab technicians in Virginia. If Pat was not tending her large family, she could be found either on the golf course or in front of a piano or organ, as music and golf were her two passions. She played the organ and was in the choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was her spiritual home, for her entire time in West Point.

Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill George and a sister, Ann Reedy.

Pat is survived by her children, Sue Hallowell (Ned), Terry Gsell (John), Richard George, Lou Ann Miller (Phillip) and Chris George (Leslie), nine grandchildren: David, Corey, Chelse, Lucy, Audrey, Jack, Sally, Tucker and Ella; as well as three great-grandchildren, Haden, Troy and Kenna. Pat is also survived by three siblings; Betty Lidel, Linda Liskey and Jeff Solka.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 916 Main Street, West Point, VA 23181 on March 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Pat’s name can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Laurel Shelter, or the Good Neighbor Center.

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