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Georgia Lee McBride

01/16/1945 - 03/09/2024
Service Date: 03/30/2024
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: City of Mesa Cemetery
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Georgia Lee McBride passed peacefully at home in St. George, Utah on March 9, 2024 with her family by her side. She was 79 years old. She spent her last days comfortably resting at home surrounded by her husband and children.

Georgia was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a strong testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ, and was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband Richard, and her seven children Jennifer Kummer, Richard McBride II, Kimberly Ward, Michael McBride, Melissa Stouffer, Roxanne Vollmer, and Camilla Yates. She was a proud grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Georgia was born on January 16, 1945, in Mesa, Arizona to Otha Dell Brimhall and Winston Elyle West. In 1947, her father was killed in a car accident while volunteering with the local fire department. Her mother remarried and Georgia was raised by her mother and loving stepfather, Frank Popello. Georgia had a happy childhood with her older brother Gary, who passed in 2002, and her younger sister Janna, who passed in 1975. As a young child, Georgia enjoyed playing with her dolls and family pets. She attended Mesa public schools and BYU in Provo, Utah. She studied art but left school before graduating and returned to Mesa.

In the summer of 1965, Georgia met Richard at a church dance. After a whirlwind romance they were married on November 12th in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. They briefly lived in Mesa and then Southern California where Richard began working and attending UCLA. They eventually settled in West Los Angeles where they lived for 54 years. They had seven children in fifteen years. Georgia was a caring and hard-working mother and homemaker. Her children and home were her priority. She worked tirelessly to create a comfortable home while Richard was oftentimes busy with work and church callings. Georgia also devoted her time to church service and personal hobbies like tole painting, embroidery, gardening, and crafting. Much of her art remains on display in the homes of family and friends. She served as a ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, and in the stake Primary and Relief Society presidencies in the Los Angeles California Santa Monica Stake. She diligently served in her callings and was an example of hard work and dedication to her children and those who served with her.

Georgia’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She cared for her grandchildren as babies, helped raise them as young children, and cherished spending time with them as older teens and young adults. She showed her love through service which she continued in her later years as she cared for Richard. When she was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in December 2023, her priority was caring for Richard, which she did until she was unable. She is greatly loved by her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends, and will be greatly missed. Until we meet again, we love you.


Georgia will be buried at the Mesa Cemetery. A graveside service will take place at Mesa Cemetery on March 30, 2024 at 10:00am. Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Sorry for your loss. It does bring a whole new meaning to the Plan of Salvation

  • Sue Robinson-Abramowitz

    So sorry to about the loss of Georgia. She was one of the nicest women in our L. A. Ward. She & Bishop McBride always were the best.

  • Jonathan Schwartz

    Condolences to the McBride family. Your mother was a great woman. May you find hope, rest, and peace during this time.

  • Katt Santistevan

    Everyone who knew her loved her. She was one in a million. She’ll be greatly missed.

  • Barbara Lyn Dodge

    I was shocked when I heard the news. When I last saw Georgia, she and Richard were about to move. I was very sad at their parting, but I knew it was best for them and the family. I especially see that that is true now. I was so happy to get a Christmas card from the McBrides, and delighted to see a picture of them holding their new grandchild. I still have the card and picture. I will always cherish it. We miss them not being in the MV Ward. I know Georgia is in a better place now, and that is my only comfort. But, as my dad always said, it is the people you leave behind that you grieve for—-and I do. Georgia is doing fine!!!! She lived for the Lord and His children. I wish you the best, Pres. McBride, and all your family.
    Love, in Christ, Barbara Lyn Dodge

  • Christopher Ward

    She was such a great friend and someone always willing to help. She taught both my children in Primary and so many others through the years. I had the opportunity to visit with her and Richard when they were living in the Mar Vista area in California. I loved to hear her kind voice and laugh as she and Richard shared stories. We love her and her family.

  • Stephen and Maryam larson from Mar. Vista Ward

    It was our honor knowing sister McBride, along with President McBride for many years in SM Stake.
    Her faithfulness in Jesus Christ and her Discipleship were routed in the Savior’s love and loyalty.
    She was a great example of service to me.
    Thank you, dear sister Mc Bride, for allowing us to know you. We wished we had more time together when you were in Mar Vista Ward.
    To you President McBride, with the knowledge of the truthness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days, your beloved Georgia is not away even one inch. I know it is hard to comprehend it, yet your faith will carry you to experience life differently.
    We love you and your family. We may see you in Mesa cemetery. On 3/30th.

  • We were in the same ward with the McBrides for many years. Georgia and I worked in the Relief Society and Primary together and for the last few years I was her ministering sister. We had many good conversations and laughs together. I will certainly miss her very much!

  • Dearest, dearest Georgia! Always there, always reliable for advice and a good word. She was just that person at church and as a friend because she had a child the same age as one of yours or did the same hobbies that you did or in the calling with you. I lived a parallel life with her. And who better to do that with? She was so nice and lovely but just enough older than me to counsel me to stay calm and this will work its way out. My life story will always include Georgia and family because she was a good friend and mentor. God bless her and Richard and the rest of the family I’ll always keep you in my heart.

  • I am so glad to have crossed paths with Georgia, our girls were friends in young women and went off to Rick’s College together. It was always a joy to interact with you and I am grateful for your friendship. Until we meet again and condolences to Richard and your entire family.

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