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"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
From a headstone in Ireland

"With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!"
Thomas Moore

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In Loving Memory Video UPDATED  ● Photo Essay 1944 - 1961A Photo MontageA Poem by Jerry
Remembering My Mother and Best Friend by WendyRemembering Georgia by Tom HalubText of Georgia's Obituary

We met in San Francisco in 1960 when she was 16 and I was 17 . . . Georgia was dating my best friend Larry Friday . . . and we did not like each other very much if I remember.  Larry and Georgia broke off their relationship . . . and we started dating.  I still am not sure exactly how it happened.  Well, we married in 1962 in San Francisco with Larry as my best man.

By 1966 we had three kids and had moved to Gardena, CA.  Bought our first house in Thousand Oaks in 1969 . . . 2 dogs, 2 ducks and 5 cats later we had settled into our relationship and were raising a family . . . and the rest, as they say, is history.

Through the years there were lots of bumps, grinds and gyrations - I went through lots of changes . . . but through it all she was the glue that somehow held us all together.  I am so thankful for the 50 years we shared together.  I just wish it had been much longer as we find ourselves wondering how we're going to live without her.  We miss her beyond words.

I will update this page from time to time.

An eleven minute video celebrating Georgia's life.
Music courtesy of Ray Charles and Willy Nelson


I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one

. . . and wish to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.


I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways

. . . of happy times, laughing times and bright and sunny days.


I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun

. . . replaced by memories that I leave when life is done.

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Photo Essay 1944 - 1961

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June 1944
Georgia's mother
Genevieve & Georgia

July 1944



with Mom


Virginia & Georgia

Georgia, Dad (Carl),
Virginia & Mom

Virginia & Georgia

Georgia & Carl Jr.

Georgia & Virginia

New Dress

Carl Jr., Mom, Virginia
& Georgia

Virginia, Carl Jr.,

Georgia & Dad

At the Beach with


Drill Team

Great Pose

Fancy Baton work

At Knots Berry Farm
with Carl Jr.

with Mom

The girl I fell in love
with . . .


Virginia, Carl Jr.,

Mom & Georgia


A Montage Celebrating Georgia's Life
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A Poem from Jerry


Thoughts of my Mother . . .

 Even though we can no longer create new memories, those I have will be in my thoughts for as long as I live.

And as long as I never forget, you will not truly be gone.


Missed . . . YES - like the early morning sun on a cold winter's day - but not gone.


In Loving Memory

Your Son, Jerry

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Remembering my mother and my best friend


My mom was the greatest mom a mother could be.  She disciplined me but at the same time supported most of my decisions.


She was there for us growing up through thick and thin no matter what and this did not change in adulthood.


She was always there for us.  No words can describe how much I will miss her and the big empty hole that I feel in my life.


But that hole will be filled with the memories we made together and will always live in my heart.

Her loving daughter, Wendy

Remembering Georgia from Tom Halub

She was a very special woman . . . a grandma to my daughter and my mother-in-law - a cool one too.  I'm blessed to be part of her life.  If it wasn't for her and Marv being there, I would not have Sherry and Amber in my life.  She made me feel welcome and treated me as her own son - she kind of raised us all . . . Amber, Sherry, Jerry, Wendy and me.

I looked to her for wisdom.  She is in my heart and I will never forget her.  She is in a better place now where the streets are gold, there is no more pain or crying and only happiness, peace and love.

Georgia was humble and always kept her family first.  She took great care of Amber and I am glad she was such a big part of Amber's life - she home-schooled Amber.  Anytime I needed help she was there for me . . . I will miss her very much

With Love, Tom Halub

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Georgia's OBITUARY as it appeared in the Ventura County Star.

Georgia Carline Mackey

Georgia Mackey passed away peacefully on January 19, 2011 from complications of a stroke.  Her family was at her side.

Georgia was born in Paragould, Arkansas on May 3, 1944.  Her family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1946.  She graduated from Mission High in San Francisco and married Marvin Mackey in 1962 . . . the new family moved to Gardena, CA in 1964.

By 1966 she was raising 3 children . . . and a husband.  That was followed by 2 dogs, 5 cats and assorted other pets . . . most of which were rescues.   The family then bought their first home in Thousand Oaks in 1969 where she lovingly raised her three children and provided the glue that kept the family together and very close.

She home-schooled her granddaughter Amber from the third grade through High School and was so proud to contribute to Amber applying to and now attending Ventura College. 

Her favorite place was Morro Bay and favorite activates included visiting botanic gardens, historical homes and wine tasting at vineyards throughout California with her daughter Wendy.

Georgia is survived by her husband, Marvin; her daughters, Wendy Lee Mackey and Sherry Ann Halub; her son, Jerry Ray Mackey; her granddaughter, Amber Rose Halub; her mother, Genevieve Cox and sister, Virginia Cashmore (both residing in Springfield, MO); her brother, Carl Cox and sister-in-law, Alma Regina Cox (residing in Newark, CA); her aunt, Jodie Dawson (residing in Benton; IL) and her son-in-law, Thomas Halub.

Her family and friends miss her beyond words.

A reception for family and friends . . . celebrating her life, is planned for February 5 at her home from noon to 4:00pm.


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This site was last updated 03/27/17 by Marvin Mackey