Georgia Bahnsen Fuson

georgia fuson

(Age 89)

Of Fort Belvoir, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Georgia was born on March 26, 1921 in Americus, Georgia. She was the youngest of 6 children, born to the late Dr. Peter F. Bahnsen and Beatrice Parrot Bahnsen. She is the beloved wife of the late Lieutenant General Jack C. Fuson. After retiring from the military Georgia and Jack moved to Gloucester, Virginia where they lived for 14 years, and then moved to Williamsburg, Virginia where they resided for 10 years. After her husband died, Georgia moved to her final home The Fairfax, a military retirement community in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Georgia is survived by her loving 5 children and their spouses; John Warren Fuson, Nell and Earl Hacker, Jack C. Jr. and Evie Fuson, Peter and Suzanne Fuson, and Jennie and Cory Hamm. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Throughout her lifetime Georgia enjoyed numerous interests and hobbies. She demonstrated her pioneering spirit at an early age, earning her pilot’s license at the age of 18. In the 1960’s she and her friend Georgia Vance formed the business “The Two Georgia’s”, where they designed and created dried floral arrangements, many of which were regularly displayed at the State Department, as well as in historical homes such as, Gunston Hall, and Woodlawn Plantations. Being an avid gardener, she served as the Horticulture Chairmen of the Garden Club of Virginia, and was also an active member of the Officers’ Wives Club. Amongst her many activities, Georgia loved to cook, read, travel, and surround herself with her family and friends. She will be especially remembered by her quick-wit, sense of adventure, and her optimism and love of life.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to WETA, 3939 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206 and/or the Garden Club of Virginia, 12 East Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. I shall miss our dear friend…When I see Georgia’s picture I hear her wonderful laugh. My favorite story was of a dinner party when everyone was seated at a lovely table waiting for the turkey to be presented. As a military aide brought the platter from the kitchen, the turkey slid off the plate on to the floor with a splat. Not missing a beat, Georia said ” Don’t worry honey, just go get the other one.” Of course there was no other one. My love to all the family, with hopes your many memories will bring a smile to your face during this difficult time. With gratitude for the years of love and inspiration she gave us all,

  2. Georgia… Dearest of friends Generous in heart and Inclusive to ALMOST all Impossible to replace! My love to all the Fusons,

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Fuson family. What a sweet and wonderful lady, she will surely be missed by all. May all your memories console you. Remember her wonderful smile and laugh.

  4. Passed on? Not if you pay close attention. As I write this, I am sitting next to a hummingbird feeder with a half dozen hummingbirds and a couple of bees feeding. She is there. She lives on in every garden, in every living thing that she loved in life. I can never see a butterfly without thinking of her. I will miss her forever, but know that she will always be with me.

  5. Jennie, Cory, Peter and the Fuson Family: We will certainly miss and fondly remember your dear mother, whom we knew as “Tu Tu”. Grief and mourning don’t come to mind, as she live such a full and rich life. She had such a sharp sense of humor and tremendous wit, yet always carried herself with grace and poise…a southern belle who enjoyed family, friends and fun. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Thank you Miss Georgia for living your life, And for your great expressions of love & beauty, Which will always be cherished. I last saw you Summer ’87, Great family reunion, We all had a great time those few days,You will be forever loved…

  7. Our sincerest condolences to all of Georgia’s family. She was an inspiration to many of us and a dear friend. From the Pentagon in the 70’s, to our time at Ft. Eustis in the 90’s, and most recently our “lunch bunch” get togethers. So many memories.

  8. Warren, Nell, Jack, Peter and Jennie–Georgia was a magnificent woman and you were her proudest accomplishments. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to to the Fuson family. Georgia was truly a beautiful lady—inside and out. Sincerely, Betty and Aaron Lilley

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fuson family. Pete was blessed to have such a wonderful mother. Pete’s Owens & Minor team sends their condolences.

  11. I was Gen Fuson’s secretary when he was the DCSLOG. Mrs. Fuson was a lovely lovely lady. My sincere condolences to the Fuson family.

  12. Georgia Fuson was a dear friend of my mother, Marianne Aaron. They shared many a great times together and Mom was so fond of her. My deepest sympathy to the family, Christine

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