Denise C. Georgioff

10/04/1954 - 08/17/2019

Obituary for Denise C. Georgioff

Denise C. Georgioff – Obituary
Longtime Portland resident, Denise Georgioff died peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 17, 2019. She was 64.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019, at GRESHAM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. Please call Mark at 503.869.7884 for further information.
Denise Carol Georgioff was born October 4, 1954, in Portland, Oregon, to George and Alice (Brinks) Georgioff. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Grant High School in 1972. After high school she graduated from George Fox College with a bachelor degree in Sociology. Subsequently, she did juvenile social work for many years, impacting many lives. In her early 30’s, she then pursued a Masters degree at Oregon State University and achieved a masters degree in Education. Following this, she worked various college administration positions in Sitka Alaska, Spokane Washington, Austin Texas, before returning to Portland in 1997. Here she worked many fulfilling years in the private sector and then Mt. Hood Community College, retiring due to health reasons in 2017.
Denise enjoyed the outdoors, swing dancing, giving gifts, and being with her friends.
Survivors include her sisters, Diane (Mark) Trotter, Karen (Charlie) Rice; brothers, Jim (Liz) Georgioff, Paul Georgioff, Mark (Robin) Georgioff, 13 nieces and nephews and many dear lifelong friends.



Celebration of Life

03:00 PM
Gresham First Baptist Church
224 W. Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030
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I am so very sad to find out about my dear friend Denise's death! We worked together at Steps to Success and she was an inspiration! She was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met. I work with people seeking help with alcohol and drug problems and ever since I told her that the butterfly is a symbol of recovery, she gave me the most beautiful butterfly calendars each year!
- Sue Jacoby
Dear Georgioff family, may the dear Lord grant you comfort in these days and remind you that you are very loved. Jason and Daryl Knudeson
- Jason Knudeson
I had the pleasure of working with Denise at Mt Hood Community College. She acted beyond the call of duty in helping the ESL students in my class when they were at computers or accessing books. She took true pleasure whenever one of the citizenship students received their Naturalization Certificate. Her spirit lingers on here.
- Eunice
Denise fought the good fight as she battled her cancer. I was so impressed with the love of her friends outside the family who were there with her even providing her a place to live and car to move to Arizona. Her smile never ceased to amaze me in the midst of pain, There were good, hard talks about the Lord and His care for her during this trial When her time to move out of her home came, God provided her an eternal rent free home with Him.
- Dawn Henry
Denise was a wonderful compassionate lady; she will be greatly missed. She devoted her life to helping others. She offered support to the students at mhcc and guidance to her friends and colleagues. I feel honored to have known her. May she rest peacefully in the loving arms of Jesus.
- Kathryn Hanna
Denise was a wonderful compassionate lady; she will be greatly missed. She devoted her life to supporting students and offering guidance to friends and colleagues. I feel honored to have known her. May she rest peacefully in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
- Kathryn Hanna
I worked with Denise at Youth for Christ Youth Guidance for several years. We stayed in touch through the years. The last few years we spent encouraging each other through difficult times. Denise was courageous and uplifting. Her faith in the Lord was inspiring. My prayers are with her family and friends as we are saddened by her passing but rejoice in the greater hope she had to be in the presence of God. Blessings, Jan
- Jan Bump
I'm sending my deepest condolences to her family. Denise you where great staff friend mentor to me and many other girls at yfc girl's group home. Rip fly with the angels. Katrina Harris
- Katrina

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