Georgia L. Bigum |

Georgia L. Bigum

Georgia L. Bigum, 89, of Grand Junction, Colorado, died January 23, 2012, with her family by her side in Denver, Colorado. Georgia (or Porge, as she came to be known to those closest to her) was born May 17, 1922, in Rutledge, Missouri, to Raymond and Beulah Jantzen. She moved with her family to Pritchett, Colorado. Following hard times during the Great Depression, the family moved and settled in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.It was in Glenwood Springs that Georgia met and married Haines Bigum on June 13, 1943. Immediately following the marriage they moved to Virginia where Haines began his service as a naval officer during World War II. After the war they returned to Colorado to begin raising a family. The majority of their married life was spent as residents of Grand Junction.Georgia’s interests were not limited to her family, her gardening, or her sewing. She was a consummate craftswoman. Most of her life she made the centerpieces, greeting cards, party favors, and more for many family parties. The last six years, she focused that creativity and love, into her time and energy as a caregiver to her husband until her death.Mrs. Bigum is survived by her husband of 69 years, Haines; a sister, Delia Boyd-Robertson; and two sons and their spouses, William (Bill) and Carla Bigum, Robert (Bob) and Geri Bigum. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Gina Eck, Spencer Bigum, and Margot Bigum; one step-granddaughter, Sarah Dukes; and five great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, one sister and one stepgrandchild.Funeral arrangements have been made with Horan & McConaty, 1091 South Colorado Boulevard of Denver for February 4, 2012, at 1:30 PM. Donations may be sent to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 7887 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 1100, Englewood, CO, 80111. Share your memories and condolences by visiting the guestbook at

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