In memory of
Madelon George Madelon George passed away at the age of 91 on December 16, 2020 at Caleo Bay in LaQuinta, California of causes incident to age. She was born on December 21, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to Ella and John George, the second of their three children. She graduated from VanNuys High School in VanNuys, California in 1946 and went to nursing school at the Los Angeles County Hospital becoming a nurse and working for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. She later earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing from UCLA, and a master's degree in Nursing from the University of Washington. For a time after graduating, she worked as a nurse/stewardess on the Northern Pacific Railway before moving to the San Francisco area and working for the State of California as a Public Health Nurse Consultant, retiring in 1981 after a 35-year career. Madelon met her partner Mildred Snyder in 1969 in San Francisco. Mildred worked in public health as well, and also retired in 1981. The two went on to have second careers running an antique store in Glen Ellen, CA, and later a manufactured home community in Eugene, Oregon. The two moved to the Oregon Coast for a time, before moving to Seattle in 2001. They loved to travel the world, and also enjoyed the open road in their RV's. They split their time between Seattle and the Coachella Valley until 2009 when they moved full time to the desert. The two were affectionately known as "M&M" and they cultivated many friends over their lifetime giving them an extended family of friends all up and down the west coast who will greatly miss their feisty wit and determined nature.. After being partners for 45 years they became spouses on August 23, 2013 after Proposition 8 was overturned. They were married in the Riverside County Courthouse in Indio, making their relationship official in the eyes of the law. While their unconditional love for each other already proved the validity and test of time of their relationship, having that formal recognition by the government was a highlight of their lives. Mildred passed away at the age of 94, in February of 2014. Both Madelon and Mildred's remains will be scattered by family and friends along their beloved Oregon Coast later this summer.
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