Georgeen Elaine Huber Pierre passed from life August 4, 2023 in Gillette, Wyoming. Born November 26, 1929 in Red Bluff, California to Forest and Arvilla Roberson she was raised in Arbuckle and Colusa, California with her brother Leland and the only father she knew, Lee Roberson, due to her father’s death when she was 11 months old. Georgeen attended college at Oregon State University followed by Southern Oregon College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. In 1951 she started her 49-year teaching career in Coos Bay, Oregon where she taught 3rd grade for 11 years. In Coos Bay, she met her future husband Charlie Huber and they married in Fallon, Nevada in June 1954. They had 3 children in Coos Bay: Terri, Ross and Matt. In 1968 the Huber Family moved to Fallon, Nevada where Georgeen taught 4th grade at West End School full time for 22 years, followed by 16 years as a substitute teacher. Georgeen was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Nevada in 1979, followed by the Nevada State Education Community Service Award in 1984.
In Fallon she served 20 years on the Senior Center Coalition Board plus served on the boards of Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Association of University Women, Good Sams, CCEA as well as being a member of NEA and NSEA. Georgeen was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church from 1968-2015 where she sang in the choir and was active on boards. She also attended the First United Methodist Church in Gillette, Wyoming from 2015 until her passing. Moving to Gillette, Wyoming in 2015 at the age of 85 she donated her time to read to school children for several years. Georgeen’s life was dominated by service to others, donating her time and money to a vast multitude of charities as well as her church.
Georgeen loved to camp and travel, taking long family trips every summer being sure to bring her Fallon nephews. Once retired she took each of her 7 grandchildren on school group or individual trips. She took a whirlwind tour of 7 European countries with husband Charlie and son Matt in 1992, visited friends in Thorverton, England and toured England and Scotland, and cruised to Costa Rica and through the Panama Canal with her daughter Terri.
Georgeen’s husband Charlie died in late 1993. Always living life, she met Alphonse Pierre and married again at the age of 69 in 1999. Georgeen and Alphonse had a happy life until his passing in May 2013.
Georgeen was predeceased by her parents Forest, Arvilla and Lee Roberson; her brother Leland, her husband’s Charlie and Alphonse, and her nephew Daniel. Surviving relatives include daughter Terri, sons Ross and Matt and their spouses, numerous nephews and nieces, 7 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren and many family friends treated as family.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Gillette, Wyoming at 1 pm, Thursday, August 10, 2023. The funeral service will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church in Fallon, Nevada at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 19, 2023 followed by internment at the Fallon Cemetery. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com