Monday, August 31, 2009

Georgette McGuire Tillettt 1985-2009

Georgette McGuire Tillett was born on August 22, 1985 in Houston, Texas, to Doug Tillett and Kimberly Weller. Georgie died June 17, 2009, in Columbia, at the age of 23. She was struck by lightning and died instantly while crossing an open field with friends after spending the afternoon fishing and swimming.
Georgie was completing her last semester at Missouri State University Majoring in Environmental Science and Agriculture. She has completed three years at Central Methodist University on a track and cross-country scholarship before joining the U.S. Army Reserves. She completed training in May where she excelled in her training as a U.S. Army Combat Medic. Georgie planned to attend Officer Candidate School next year after graduating college. She planned to complete Jump School and was considering pursuing a career as an Animal Care Specialist.
Georgie’s goal to pursue a military career was strongly influenced by her parent’s extensive military background and highly specialized skill sets. Her biological mother Kimberly, is an active duty U.S. Navy Chief Petty officer, Diver and EOD Specialist; step-father Kevin, retired U.S. Navy Seal, Diver and EOD Specialist; her father Doug, retired U.S. Army Engineer Sergeant Major, Airborne Ranger, Special Forces Combat Diver and U.S. Navy and Army Master Diver; and her step-mother Judi is a Minister and Pastor of Grace Covenant Christian Center.
Georgie loved animals but especially horses. She loved trail riding and competing in barrel and pole bending. She was a natural and avid runner. In grade school she played team soccer and basketball, danced ballet, was a Girl Scout and sang in the school choir. In high school she ran track and cross-country, was a member of the National Honor Society and performed as a member of her church acting team. Georgie graduated from Waynesville High School in 2004.
Georgie was humorous, fun-loving, adventurous, honest, loyal and devoted. She accepted Christ as her Savior early and lived a fully active and healthy lifestyle. She had a great relationship with her boyfriend of the past one and a half years. Georgie just moved into her very first apartment off campus.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 22, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a memorial service is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Grace Coventant Christian Center located at 25715 Hwy. 17. Exit 153 off West I-44 in Buckhorn, MO. Georgie desired to have her ashes spread over the property where she kept her beloved horses. She would have appreciated donations to the Heaven’s View Christian School and Boarding Academy in lieu of flowers.

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