Georgia Lou Keane House

Georgia Lou Keane House was called home to her heavenly father Sept. 23, 19 years to the day that her mother, Jean, was called home to the Lord. She was surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Georgia Lou Keane was born Aug. 17, 1937, to Jack and Jean Keane, on the Keane Ranch in the Upper Piedra in Hinsdale County.

She enjoyed her time on the ranch, where she rode her horse “Pal” to Debs Schoolhouse where she and her brother attended school. Georgia Lou loved playing the piano, reading and dancing. She attended high school at Pagosa Springs High. In 1955, she was crowned Red Ryder Rodeo Queen. She later attended Adams State College, where she earned her teaching degree. After college, she went on to teach first and second grade at Pagosa Springs Elementary School. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Pagosa Springs.

Georgia Lou met AC House, the love of her life, and they were married July 15, 1960. They made their home on the ranch in the Upper Piedra, where they raised their six children.

She is survived by her husband, AC House, of Pagosa Springs; and their six children: Rick (Jill) House, of Pagosa Springs; Vickie (Ron) Montgomery, of Bayfield, Colo.; Steve (Sharon) House, of Yukon, Okla.; Todd (Stacey) House, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; David (Trish) House, of Fox Creek, Colo.; and Mike (Shanda) House, of Arboles, Colo. She adored her 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Georgia Lou is also survived by her brother, Johnny Keane, of Aztec, N.M.; and her nieces and their families.

A public viewing will be held at Hood Mortuary in Pagosa Springs Friday, Oct. 2, from noon to 5 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at Debs Schoolhouse in the Upper Piedra on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.

This story was posted on October 1, 2020.