Gracie George

SHERMAN — Mrs. Gracie Lee George of Sherman, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2009, at Wilson N. Jones following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. George was born May 3, 1922, to Oscar and Myrtle Mackey Caraway in Trenton. She graduated from Trenton High School as valedictorian and was voted "Most Beautiful" in her senior class. She entered the Wilson N. Jones School of Nursing. In 1943 she graduated as a Registered Nurse.

During World War II, Gracie volunteered and was inducted into the Army Nurse Corps. She served as first lieutenant in France and Germany during the war.

Gracie married County Clerk John F. George on June 1, 1947, in Greenville. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, and her siblings.

Mrs. George retired from the Hunt County schools after serving as their school nurse for 37 years. She moved to Sherman in 1986 to be near her family.

Gracie is survived by her beloved daughter, Betsye Stewart and loving son-in-law Jerry; her precious granddaughters, Stephanie Wakeem and husband Scott, Elizabeth Moore and husband Randall, and great-granddaughter Abigail Grace Moore. Gracie is affectionately known to her family as “Me Ma.”

Gracie is deeply loved by her family and friends. Her life was one of service to God, her family, and many organizations. She will be greatly missed. As in life so in death her desire was to serve others. In accordance with Gracie's request, her body was donated to Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for medical research.

The family will hold a private memorial service in Greenville at a later time. Her headstone will be placed along side her husband’s.

Memorial donations may be made in Gracie's memory to the American Heart Association.

The family would like to thank the following people for their loving care of Gracie: Dr. Habal and staff, Dr. Marshall and staff, Advantix Home Health, Wilson N. Jones Surgery ICU, Wilson N. Jones (second and fourth floors), Victory Hospice Care, Gail Reid, Ruth Chaney, Cecelia Roberts and Lauren Kilmer.

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