May 03, 2023

Georgia Isabel Link was born on March 18, 1924, to Oscar C. and Josephine Allen at their farm north of Genoa, Colo. Her father chose to call her Sister, the one with red hair. At the age of 99, she was preceded in death by many loved ones. Those who went before her include her father, O.C.; her mother, Josephine; her loving husband, Howard; her son, Roger; her infant daughter, Chrysty Raye; her granddaughter, Kaitlin Kenney; six brothers, four sisters and their spouses.

Georgia and Howard had four children, Chrysty Raye, Roger, Linnea, and Glenda. She is survived by Linnea Kenney and her husband, Brian; Glenda Kinkel and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren and spouses, Colleen Donovan/Sean Donovan, Patrick Kenney/Marita Whalen, Carolyn Kenney/Marc Eimers, Charla Kinkel, Dean Kinkel/Tess Vanderhoof, Krista Laprarie/Brett Laprarie; great grandchildren, Aislynn, Evie, Veda, Ronan, Kimberly, and Isabel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She grew up going to the Genoa church starting with her baptism, then her confirmation and marriage to Howard. She was active in her church her whole life. She participated in youth groups, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and participating in numerous church programs. Her faith was strong and unwavering, helping her get through difficulties in life.

Georgia went to Ramsey School from 1st to 7th grade and then attended Genoa Public School from 8th grade through graduation.

She grew up in a loving home and worked hard helping with numerous farm chores. She rode horses, calves (to keep up with her brothers), helped with harvest, did gardening, cooking, canning, milking, mending fences, doing whatever was needed to keep a farm and ranch operating.

After graduating from high school, Georgia worked at the ASC office in Hugo. She read an advertisement in the newspaper to help with the war effort. With the encouragement of her dad, she applied for and accepted an emergency services position in Washington, D.C. She eventually returned home from D.C. to help her parents with farm work, driving tractors and pulling combines for harvest.

Shortly after returning to Genoa, she and Howard started dating. They were married on April 16, 1944, before he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to basic training. During Howard’s time in service, she went to Denver to work at Fitzsimmons in the office for the enlisted army record department. After Howard returned from the army, they made their home on the Link family farm. They raised their three surviving children on the family farm.

Georgia was a charter member of the 4-H Foundation and was an active member for 30 years, including being a 4-H sewing leader. She taught her daughters, nieces, and friend’s children how to sew. She became an incredible quilter, and her quilts were works of art. Each grandchild was gifted a wedding quilt, and she made baby quilts for great grandchildren knowing she would not always be able to quilt.

Georgia moved to Flagler in 2000. She lived in Aspen Leaf from 2018 – 2023. She was a kind, loving woman who had positive influence on her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and all who had the opportunity to know her.