LIVINGSTON - Georgia H. "Jo" Nardella, 83, of Livingston, died peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 15, 2008, at Evergreen Livingston Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 627 N. 13th St., Livingston, with Pastor Billy Carter officiating. Graveside committal and burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Georgia was born Jan. 13, 1925, to Perry M. and Eva A. (Pride) Seely in Staples, Minn. She moved to Park County when she was a teenager and has resided in Livingston ever since. On Feb. 5, 1943, she married Leonard Nardella in Livingston; they were later divorced. In her younger days, she enjoyed dancing (jitterbugging) and loved country and western music, especially Jim Reeves. Although Georgia devoted her life to raising her four children, she was also employed at the Truck Stop, Montgomery Wards, Robbins and Gust, Safeway Stores and later at Winans School. She enjoyed cooking and having her family over for picnics in her back yard. Georgia cherished being with her children and grandchildren during the holidays. She was well known in Livingston and made lifelong friends. Georgia will be dearly missed by her family.
Georgia is survived by three sons, Jerry (Peggy) Nardella of Billings, Jack (Berna) Nardella and Jim (Vicky) Nardella, both of Livingston; one daughter, Linda (Mike) Fuqua of Spanaway, Wash.; one brother, James Seely of Crete, Neb.; and one sister, Bette Boyle of Grand Island, Neb. She was also known as "Grandma Jo" by her 14 grandchildren: Michael, Jeff, Terri, Toni, Jackie, Ryan, Matt, Sarah, Jessie, David, Shanna, Brittany, Danielle and Jodi. Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jerome and Perry, Jr.
If desired, memorial donations may be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, 3010 11th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101.