Georga Ann Davis Kissner
Long time Sandy resident, Georga Ann
Davis Kissner passed away peacefully
in her home on Bluff Road, Friday, April
20, 2018 after being bed ridden for several weeks.
Georga was born to Goldie and Fred Davis July
3, 1926 in Hyattville, Wyoming. She moved to
Barnsdall, Oklahoma, Youngstown Ohio, Franklin,
PA, Bountiful and Springville, Utah, Idaho Falls, ID
and Portland on her way to Sandy. She graduated
from West High School in Salt Lake City, UT. Her
only sister, Trudy Backus passed away in 2009.
Georga married Frank J. Kissner in 1948 in Idaho
Falls, ID. They celebrated their 55th Anniversary in
2003 before Frank's passing.
Georga worked as a secretary in many jobs,
such as the Labor Unions, doctors' offices and the
Chamber of Commerce. For the last 11 years of her
working career, she was the Counseling Secretary at
Sandy High School. She retired in 1980 to be a fulltime
Her best job was raising her two children,
Kathleen, born in 1953 and, David, born in 1960.
After moving to Sandy, OR in 1968, she and her
husband, Frank cleared the land, designed and built
their home finishing in 1972. They named their home,
"Nuestro Punto de Vista" – "Our Point of View." This
was a do it yourself project with a spectacular view of
the Sandy River valley and Mt. Hood. They enjoyed
their home with family and friends often.
Georga gave time to her church, was a Kiwanis
wife, enjoyed a ladies Bible Study for many years,
and delivered Meals on Wheels for 13 years. She was
always quick with a phone call to encourage friends
and family. She enjoyed golf, bridge, oil painting and
talking. She had a great sense of humor and shared
it regularly. She and Frank loved traveling in their
motor home and working on remodeling projects for
their children. Over the years, they were able to travel
to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico with dear friends. She
loved keeping her grandchildren and always invented
fun projects and special days with them. She was
never too tired to babysit, or attend a music concert.
She was a loving, caring wife, Mom, grandmother and
great-grandmother (Gigi) that will be remembered in
our hearts forever.
We, her family, want to express our love and
gratitude to God for allowing us the blessings of
being part of her legacy, and for giving her to us as
a wonderful example of how to live life well. She is
survived by her daughter, Kathleen Verdoorn and her
husband, Leon; by her son, David Kissner and his wife,
Dory; by her beloved grandchildren, Cody, Maria,
Benjamin, Allanna; and her five great-grandchildren,
Aiden, Sophia, Isabella, Eli and Alexandra. We will
always treasure our memories and she will be greatly
missed. Georga said she would like to be remembered
as a "happy camper" and that she loved her family and
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at St. Michael's Catholic
Church, 1809 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR.
Remembrances in lieu of flowers can be made to Mt.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.