Georgia Rose Rountree Capshaw passed away on Wednesday June 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Georgia Rose Rountree Capshaw passed away on Wednesday June 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was born in Tallulah, Louisiana (Madison Parish) on August 1, 1921, the daughter of William Lyle and Rosalie Clinton Baird Rountree. Georgia attended Brenau College and received her B.A. degree in Journalism from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She is survived by her sister, Geneva Mae Rountree Williams, of Tallulah, Louisiana.
She married Benjamin Dowell Capshaw Jr. (Col. USA Retired 1919-2006), February 6, 1943 in Tallulah, Louisiana. Georgia was the consummate military wife for nearly 30 years, moving throughout the world, making a new home for her family on a yearly basis and volunteering her time to improve the circumstances of other military families with whom she served. They retired in 1972 and made their home in Leavenworth, Kansas for over 35 years. During her years in Leavenworth, Georgia volunteered and served the community as an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, DAR, DBE, Cushing Auxiliary, Docent for 25 years at the Toy and Miniature Museum in Kansas City, Chairwoman of several successful Miniature Shows for Cushing Hospital, Midwest Regional Commissioner of Clan Baird Society for 30 years, Leavenworth Historical Society, Friends of the Library, LADS, Philomathians and Panhellenic.
In 2010, Georgia relocated to New Orleans. She resided in Garden House at Poydras Home until October 2017 before moving into Poydras Home. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Caledonian Society of New Orleans, Poydras Auxiliary and a contributor to the Poydras Art Show.
Georgia leaves a legacy of three children, Benjamin Dowell Capshaw III (Kristin Oser) of New Orleans, Louisiana, Clinton Lyle Capshaw (Kathryne Hoffman) of Montgomery, Texas, and Donna Lynne Capshaw Sumpter (John) of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dr. Erica Lyle Capshaw Brooks (Clay), Benjamin Christopher Capshaw (Kristin), Clinton Lyle Capshaw II (Jessica), Christopher Kyle Capshaw (Stephanie) and Kelly Elizabeth Capshaw; nine great-grandchildren, William Brooks, Lily Capshaw, Anna Claire Capshaw, Ellis Brooks, Nicholas Capshaw, Daniel Capshaw, Emma Capshaw, Thomas Capshaw and Charlie Capshaw.
The family wishes to thank Poydras Home Skilled Nursing for their care during the past nine months, especially Charlene Hirstius, LPN and Bridget Anderson. We also want to thank Passages Hospice, Donna Hilliard, RN and Sharon LeBlanc for their care and guidance during the past six months. And we especially want to thank Bertha Murrell for her love and companionship to our mother for the past two years, and especially for the last several months. We are all blessed by your presence in her life.
Funeral arrangements will be handled through Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home of Metairie and Laird Funeral Home of Natchez, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Chapel in New Orleans on Sunday July 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Historic Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi on Monday July 2, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial donation be made in Georgia’s honor to the charity of your choice.