Georgia Petrie

Obituary of Georgia Catey Petrie

Georgia C. Petrie Age 90, died peacefully on July 16, 2008 in Gig Harbor, WA. She was born on June 2, 1918 in Redondo Beach, CA to George and Ethel Catey. She grew up there, training to be a concert pianist. She decided instead to attend UCLA and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from UC Berkeley. She worked for the Navy Department during WWII as a civilian and later for UCLA. She met Jerome Petrie there and married him in 1949. They had four children and were involved local politics. She worked for the City of LA and retired from the Redondo Beach Public Library. In her retirement, she enjoyed classical music concerts, the Gray Panthers and Friends of the Library. Her passions were civil rights and peace. She moved to WA state in her 80’s to be close to her family. She is survived by 3 children: Anna, Malcolm & Amelia; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local library or Friends of the Library in Redondo Beach, CA. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life at: Christa Shores, 1600 NW Crista Shores Lane, Silverdale, WA 98383. It will be on Saturday, August 9th at 2PM. A reception will follow.
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