Georgia Mae Solterbeck Feb. 22, 1923 – Feb. 16, 2020


TORRINGTON – Georgia Mae Solterbeck passed away Feb. 16, 2020, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Georgia Mae (Hennings) Lewis Ayars Solterbeck was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Hemingford, Neb., to John G. Hennings and Florina M. (Mills) Hennings. Georgia attended and graduated from Hemingford High School with the Class of 1940. 

Georgia started business school in Grand Island, Neb., before taking a civil service exam and going to Washington, D.C., to help during World War II. There, she met and married Ersel O. Lewis on Oct. 4, 1942, at Bolling Field Army Chapel.

After getting out of the service, they moved to Hemingford to farm north of town. To this marriage, two sons were born – Kent D. Lewis and Timothy W. Lewis.

Ersel passed away in February 1988 in Arizona, where they had retired. Following his passing, Georgia moved to Torrington.

She met Robert G. Solterbeck and they were married on Feb. 20, 2005, in Henry, Neb. After Robert passed away, she made her home with her son Tim and Vickie Lewis in Guernsey, until going into the Goshen Care Center after she broke her hip.

Cards may be sent to the family, c/o Tim Lewis at Box 661, Guernsey, WY, 82214.

Along with Tim and Vicki of Guernsey, Georgia is survived by a grandson, Travis Lewis, and his sons Tyler and Thomas of Minatare, Neb.; granddaughter Wendy (Michael) Vergil and children Declan, Falen, Alexis and Natalie of Bridgeport, Neb.; granddaughter Angela Ayers of Alliance, Neb., and her sons Jaymes, Joseph (Maegan) and Andrew Allen; grandson Chris (Mary) Lewis of Alliance and their children Brittney and Izak; Chris’s daughter Alison Locke; granddaughter Brandie (Josh) Stello of West Salem, Wisc., and their sons Kaiden and Hunter; grandson Waylon (Sarah) Lewis of North Platte, Neb., their son Corbin and his daughter Nina; step-son Mike Ayars and friend Deb McGregor of Casper; three great-great-grandkids and numerous nieces and nephews.

Georgia was preceded in death by parents, John and Florina Hennings, son Kent D. Lewis, brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Georgia Hennings, sister-in-law Norma Hennings, brother Norman and sister-in-law Phyllis Hennings, brother Ray and sister-in-law Lillie Hennings, infant sister Dorothy and her first, second and third husbands.

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