LINGLE – Georganne (Georgie) Franks Hunter died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2017, at her son’s home in Houston, Texas, spending the last weeks of her life surrounded by friends and family. She was preceded in death by her mother Patricia, father William, and brothers James and Joseph Franks. She is survived by her son, Grant Charles Hunter, her daughter-in-law, Meghan Elizabeth Hunter, her grandchildren Quinton, age 10, Charlotte, age 7, and Anderson, age 5, nieces Haley Oliver and Cora Franks, and nephews, Graham and Matt Franks.
Born March 10, 1951 to Patricia Floyd Franks and William Franks in Torrington, Georgie grew up on her parents’ farm in Lingle, attending school and graduating from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in 1969. She attended the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor of arts degree in music education.
While a student at UW, Georgie was a member of the Collegiate Chorale, with whom she toured and performed in Europe annually for three consecutive years. Those trips sparked her love of travel, resulting in trips all over the United States, Canada and abroad.
After graduation in 1973, she married Arthur C. Hunter and moved to Texas. In 1978, their son Grant was born in Lubbock. They returned to Wyoming in 1986, eventually beginning their own business in Torrington.
Georgie shared her love of music and her musical talents in both Texas and Wyoming, conducting choirs and playing piano or organ in many churches and community performances. She started a community children’s choir and taught countless piano lessons, enriching the lives of many Torrington children. The people and staff of the Senior Center of Lingle were dear to her heart. She was fiercely independent and an adamant defender of the environment and human rights. Upon her father’s death in 2013, Georgie restored the beloved family farm, spending her time there between traveling with friends and visiting family, all of which gave her great joy. Most importantly, those who knew her could always count on her smile, her laugh, and her great sense of humor to cheer and inspire them. She will always be in the hearts of those who loved her and knew her as the vibrant person she was.
The memorial service for Georgie Franks Hunter will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Lingle.
Please consider memorial donations in lieu of flowers, which may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://tinyurl.com/y99sfr69 or to the Lingle Senior Center, (307) 837-2113.