Georgia Kathryn Oxley, 95, Austin

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Georgia Kathryn Oxley, 95, of Austin, Minn., passed away on Oct. 20, 2012, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Georgia K. Oxley

Georgia was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Freeborn County to Arthur and Frances (Cafourek) Baley. Georgia was a 79-year member of Czech Lodge No. 38, which she joined in 1933. On June 6, 1936, she married Allen Oxley at the United Methodist Church parsonage. They made their home in Austin and raised two children, Darlene and Paul. They took many trips and collected salt and pepper shakers from the states that they visited. They also visited many pen pals. She loved to garden and raised vegetables and many different flowers.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen Oxley; her daughter, Darlene VanAlstine; her sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Chuck Kos; sister-in-law, Donna Baley; brother, Archie Baley; and son, Randy Baley; along with many other relatives. A special thanks goes to Pat and Roger Olson, her caretakers for the past few years. Georgia is survived by her son Paul (Marilyn) Oxley and their sons Steven (Barb) Oxley and their children Joshua and Janine; Scott (Lorri) Oxley and their children Stephanie and Kyle; son-in-law Frank VanAlstine Sr. and his children Vanessa VanAlstine and her fiancé Paul Ashman; Frank VanAlstine Jr. (Vicki) and their daughter Cate; brother Robert Baley Sr. and his four children; sister-in-law Mildred Baley and her two children and grandchildren; many nieces and nephews along with many friends.

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Funeral services for Georgia Oxley will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin with Pastor Dale Christianson presiding. There will be visitation one hour before services and also Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.