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Nancy J. George, 89, passed away peacefully in Carlisle on May 6, 2016 after a series of illnesses.

A lifelong Carlisle resident, Nancy was born November 5, 1926, to Ruth (Kruger) and James Duff George.  Nancy is survived by her brother, Jimmie, and sister-in-law, Rosalie George, nieces, Anne Ferguson (Jeff) and Beth Carey (Tripp), nephews, Douglas (Kim) and Duff George (Beverly), and ten grandnieces and nephews and two great-grandnieces.

Nancy graduated from Carlisle High School in 1944 and the Temple University Horticulture School-Ambler Campus in 1946.

Following in the footsteps of her parents and her Scottish ancestors, Nancy was a horticulturalist by profession. She was the co-owner of Georges’ Flowers with her brother, Jimmie, for many decades. Nancy’s exceptional creativity in floral design was appreciated by countless members of the community.

Also, following the example of her parents, Nancy served the community tirelessly.  She served on the Carlisle Area School Board for 22 years, including three terms as Board President. Nancy’s service to the Cumberland County Library System included 26 years on the Board of Trustees (14 years as Board President), as well as Board President of the Bosler Memorial Library.  She served on the Carlisle YWCA Board of Trustees for more than 25 years.  Additionally, Nancy served as president of the Carlisle Hospital and the Carlisle Regional Medical Center, working with the organizations for more than 15 years. 

Nancy served with great dedication on the First Lutheran Church Council for many years, including as its president.  Nancy was a trustee on the board for the Harrisburg Area Community College and served on the advisory board for the Carlisle Salvation Army. In addition, she served on The Carlisle Parks and Recreation Board.  Nancy maintained memberships in the League of Women Voters and Carlisle Travelers Club.

Generous with both her time and her resources, Nancy led numerous successful fund-raising campaigns on behalf of many organizations. 

Among the numerous acknowledgements of Nancy’s community service were the Molly Pitcher Award, The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Trustee of the Year, The Ruth Kruger George YWCA Volunteer Award and the League of Women Voters Community Service Award.

Nancy’s passion for Carlisle spurred her interest in helping to preserve Carlisle’s historic past. She supported preservation of historic sites, both Thornwald Park (serving as president of the Friends of Thornwald) and the Meetinghouse Springs Cemetery. Nancy also rehabilitated several historic homes in the Carlisle area with this same passion.

Nancy’s life philosophy was quoted once as ‘sowing seeds, taking root, cultivating good will and enjoying the garden of friendship called Carlisle.’

A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St, Carlisle, PA, 17013 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Lisa M. Leber will officiate. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church. Interment will be private in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle.  Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle YWCA or Bosler Memorial Library.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


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My condolences to you all on Nancy's passing. She was a great lady who contributed so much to so many. I am honored to have known her.
Love and sympathy from Diane Wian and family

Diand Wian

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I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. I truely admired this lady. She was a tireless crusader for her community. I enjoyed working for her, and respected her deeply.
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Nancy selfless commitment to community was a model for all of us. She shall be missed and remembered in equal measure.

Andrea Fishman
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Jimmie and family, Please accept my sympathy for the passing of Nancy. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Adams Ohler (remarried)
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I got to know Nancy George when I worked for Christian Companion and we always had a good time together, laughing and going on drives together. She was a wonderful, sweet lady whom I really enjoyed being with. I admired her strong connection to her family/heritage and her love and investment in Carlisle. I loved her attention to detail and high standards. She did everything 100 percent! I am so sad to hear of her passing and her whole family is in my prayers. God bless you!
Claudine Jones
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.  We both had the honor of working for Nancy for many years.  She was a wonderful generous lady she will be missed.

Mary Groff and daughter Pam Groff
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this sad time.
Kim and Jenny Baer
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Nancy George's passing is a great loss to our community and as the President of the League of Women Voters Cariisle Area I am saddened to lose such a wonderful member of the League who we honored a few years ago for her 50 years as a vital member of the League. All the members join me in expressing our condolences to her family.

Ella M. Forsyth
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Jim and family, so sorry to hear of Nancys' passing. I worked with her thirty years as your Russ Berrie salesman. Every visit was always an adventure!! But is was GREAT!!

Bob Heffelfinger
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Jimmie and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I loved that woman so much.
She was a real treasure and I always enjoyed the many talks we had. She will be sorely missed by so many people. My sincere condolences.

Voni Mitchell
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Nancy George's passing is a great loss to our community and as the President of the League of Women Voters Carlisle Area I am saddened to lose such a wonderful member of the League who we honored a few years ago for her 50 years as a vital member of the League. All the members join me in expressing our condolences to her family.

Ella M. Forsyth

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