Athey, Georgia Lee

Athey, Georgia Lee (nee: Lewis), 85, of Odessa, FL and resident of Wentzville, MO
died on June, 23, 2022 in Lake Saint Louis, MO.
Georgia Lee was born in Tampa, FL and graduated from Hillsborough High School,
class of 1954 and Mound Park Hospital School of Nursing, 1957 as a RN.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Billy F. Athey, son: William G.
Athey, parents George M. Lewis and Rosa Lee Lewis, sisters: Rose Ann Gardner,
Laura Lou Lewis and Sunny Boleman.
Before retiring from nursing she had been employed by: St. Mary’s Desert Valley
Hospital (Apple Valley, CA) , Pineview Hospital (Valdosta, GA), St Luke’s Cataract
Clinic (Tarpon Springs, FL) and also Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County Health
Departments. “Snappy/Gizmo” was a graduate of International School of Clown
Performing Arts and a member of Lollipoppers Clown Alley in St. Petersburg, FL.
She was a member of Clowns of America and SECA: SE Clown Association. She was a
member of Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association, Puppeteers of America and
Suncoast Puppet Guild. Whenever possible she enjoyed sewing, making jellies,
canning pickles, camping, picnicking, traveling, crocheting, cake decorating, party
planning, Magic conventions and Face Painting. Her favorite times were spent with
her family especially her four grandchildren and two great-grands. She loved face
painting and hosting Cookie Parties with them. She enjoyed driving around Garden
Lake Circle on her golf cart while visiting neighbors with her dog Bandit.
She is survived by daughter: Sybil Ann Bowen (Lake St. Louis, MO), Grandchildren:
Ryan(Ortheline) Athey (Tampa, FL), Leanne(Steve) Wiegert (Oshkosh, WI), Wilson
Athey (Tampa, FL) and Marisa(Tyler) Brotton (Charleston, SC). Nieces and their
families in Florida love her.
A memorial Service will be planned for a later date. She will rest with her husband
at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Boy Scout Troop 68 c/o
Keystone United Methodist Church in Odessa, Florida; a group very dear to her.


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