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Georgia Veronica DIEDRICH

November 21, 1925 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Georgia Schmid Diedrich
November 21, 1925 - October 9, 2016

Georgia Schmid Diedrich passed away peacefully on
October 9th in Colorado Springs. At the age of 90
she spent the previous day visiting with and telling
stories to some of her thirteen grand children and
fifteen great grandchildren. Georgia was born in a
small idyllic town in Minnesota where she was raised
along with her two sisters and many cousins by the
entire village.
As a young girl, Georgia helped out behind the
counter in her father's general store and practiced
dance and piano....

Georgia Schmid Diedrich
November 21, 1925 - October 9, 2016

Georgia Schmid Diedrich passed away peacefully on
October 9th in Colorado Springs. At the age of 90
she spent the previous day visiting with and telling
stories to some of her thirteen grand children and
fifteen great grandchildren. Georgia was born in a
small idyllic town in Minnesota where she was raised
along with her two sisters and many cousins by the
entire village.
As a young girl, Georgia helped out behind the
counter in her father's general store and practiced
dance and piano. She and her sister performed in
costume at many events and celebrations around the
state. In high school and college at St. Benedict's
she excelled in music, playing the cello, the clarinet,
and the piano. Chosen as the head drum major in
high school she often spoke of the confidence she
gained through her music and continued to play
throughout her life.
Georgia and her husband John, a banker in Colorado and Wyoming, raised five children and
took great pleasure in their company and accomplishments. Family trips hiking and climbing in
the Rockies occupied many weekends during every season of the year. The two of them spent
their retirement years in southern New Mexico and were active participants in the community,
church activities, and social events there.
Over the years all of the children and grand children received a beautiful handmade quilt or
afghan, as John and Georgia collaborated on over 70 wonderful and warm works of art. They
also donated a number of them to local charitable organizations. John and Georgia also loved to
travel and visited most of the fifty states, many national parks and cultural events in cities across
the United States.
In 2000 with the help of a friend, Georgia published three volumes of stories about John's
experiences in the Army Air Corps and as a POW during WWII. They were well received and
included letters and information about their first years together.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: John & Viann Diedrich, Dan & Kate Diedrich,
Tad (deceased) and Samantha Diedrich, Georgiann and Rich Lythgoe, and Paul Diedrich the
youngest son who took care of both John and Georgia in their later years; her grand children,
Jeff, James, Julie, Joey, Jonathan, Jordan, Jenna, Nate, Daniel, Ted, Ben, Kate, & Erin, and her
great grandchildren, Jack, Elijah, Ava, Ian, Tori, Meghan, Kaleigh, Anna Jorja, Trenton, Elle Jo,
Grace, Cal, Landon, Mia, Taran, and Breck.

Services will be held at Our Lady of the Pines Church in the Black Forest, Peyton, Colorado on
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Donations should be made in Georgia's name to the Bosque del
Apache Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado.