Georgia was born in Toledo OH on October 13, 1933. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1951 and the University of Toledo in 1955, with a degree in education. She taught for 10 years as an elementary teacher at the Warren School in Toledo before starting her DoDDS career. In 1960, Georgia moved to England and taught at Weathersfield ES. The following year she moved to Wiesbaden ES , Germany and a year later, transferred to Hamura ES in Japan.
While teaching in Japan, she met and married her husband Wayland (Bill) Burgess. They were married for 47 years and retired in Williston, Vermont. Georgia enjoyed traveling, exercising at the Racquet’s Edge, crafts, and shopping.
Georgia is survived by her husband Bill, children Julie and David, and grandson Howard.