In Memory

Georgeann Mauk (Gallian)

Georgeann Mauk (Gallian)


In loving memory of our dear classmate

Georgeann Gallian, wife, mother and grandmother, lost her valiant battle with cancer Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hurst. Georgeann was born in Houston on Oct. 18, 1946. She received educational degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and North Texas State University. During her life, she served as a teacher and director of the First United Methodist Day School; as trustee and president of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD school board; and was currently serving as principal of Hurst Hills Elementary. Georgeann found great happiness in her life. She was happily married for 39 years to her college sweetheart. She took great pride in her two children, and discovered the joy of being "G.G." to her two grandchildren. Survivors: Husband, David; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Elizabeth; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Tommy Greathouse; grandchildren Sarah Gallian and Peter Greathouse; brother, John Mauk; and many friends and loved ones.

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02/08/09 08:07 PM #1    

Austin Duane Zent

To the family of Georgeann Mauk Gallian, my prayers and heart felt consideration. I have an idea what your going through and want you to know your never alone. God's grace! AZ

02/08/09 09:35 PM #2    

Talley Hudson

I am having a hard time believing that Georgeann is gone. It's finally hitting me how we take so much for granted in this life--that we think we'll always be able to reconnect when we feel like it. I've known Georgeann since Kindergarten--we went to the same church,too. But we lost contact and yet I thought somehow we'd always be able to reconnect. Reading over her obituary reminded me of what a dear person she was and I'm sad that I didn't stay in touch. She was truly a very special person.

02/15/09 11:22 AM #3    

Tom Britton

Georgeann was my girlfriend at Black Jr. High. She even wore my "disc." We had fun re-living memories of those times at the last reunion. She said she loved her life and her job - and it showed in her eyes. She was a sweet, caring person.
Tom Britton

03/19/09 05:41 PM #4    

Genie Hackenjos (Kistler)

I read of Georgeann's death on the website. I knew from a Christmas letter that she was battling cancer, but had not heard any update since then. I found the following obituary online and thought it might be appropriate to post it. Georgeann was one of the people I especially looked forward to seeing at reunions. She was always so full of life and enthusiasm for others and for her work.

Georgeann joined the HEB ISD in August 1994 as Assistant Principal of Hurst Hills Elementary. She became Principal in January 2001.

Georgeann was a lifelong advocate for children. She was active in the Northeast Tarrant Branch of the American Association of University Women, whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. She performed her most recent activities as an officer from 2006?2008.

Her love of children was also evident during her membership on the HEB ISD Board of Trustees from April 1985 to May 1994. She completed her board responsibilities just three months before she was appointed Assistant Principal to Hurst Hills.

She was also a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst, where she served as a teacher at their Day School in the 1970s and was Director in the early 1980s.

A Houston native, she was born Georgeann Mauk and graduated from Waltrip High School in 1965. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education in 1969. She received her Master of Education from the University of North Texas in 1994.

A self described self starter who said she was happiest "when I am busy," Georgeann demonstrated her belief in the ability of all children when she wrote an essay in her 1994 application to the district:

"Expectations make the difference. A student quickly realizes what teacher and parental expectations are, and those expectations become his own. Too many times educators and parents give up. As educators, we must realize that no student wants to fail. All students want to learn and be successful. Our job is to expect nothing less."

09/17/10 02:38 PM #5    

Tom Britton

Georgeann was my girlfriend at Black Jr. High. I got in trouble flirting with her in homeroom and was given swats by the teacher. His paddle had holes in it so it would travel through the air faster and make contact.

She was such a sweet and smart gal and always had a smile on her face. I saw her a the class reunion 5 years ago and she seemed so happy with her life, her wondeful marriage and her career.

05/30/15 03:25 PM #6    

Carrol Johnson

Georgeann Gallian
Birth:  Oct. 18, 1946
Death:  Feb. 4, 2009

Together Forever Married 39 Years
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park 
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Created by: Mary Hogan Moore
Record added: Jul 04, 2010 
Find A Grave Memorial# 54486016
Georgeann Gallian
Added by: Mary Hogan Moore
Georgeann Gallian

05/31/15 04:36 PM #7    

Jacquie Campbell (Biggs)

Georgeanne was a dear friend both in junior high, at Waltrip, and at St. Matthews where we both went to church.  Even as a young person, she was a fine Christian example to many to who knew her. She knew how to make good decisions when I was still immature.  I am sure she was a wonderful woman and regret our drifting apart.

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