Beverly “Bev” George, age 97, passed away peacefully in her home on the evening of July 25, 2022. She was born on March 23, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana to her loving parents, Henry R. George, Sr. and Gladys Frick George. She worked her way to a successful career as an executive secretary to Alden “Doc” Laborde, co-founder of ODECO, an offshore drilling company for many years until she retired in the 1980’s.
Bev loved the social environment provided by her closeness to the executive environment at ODECO. She participated in many events and was often the organizer behind some of those events. She joined the Desk and Derrick (D&D) in the early 1950’s and became lifelong friends to many of its members. She also met Robert “Bob” Cowart, who became her partner and eventually her husband. Bev and Bob were married in 1993 until his death in 1995.
Bev loved to travel with Bob and also friends including Pamela Meldrum, Molly Post, Judy Quick, Johanna Lae and many others. She traveled the world to places such as London, Paris, Rome, Calgary, Las Vegas and many more destinations. She would bring back souvenirs, such as paintings and generously give some items to the family. Eventually her refrigerator doors became full of souvenir magnets to remember all of the trips she took.
For the family, Aunt Bev was an organizer who provided Christmas dinners to the family at local restaurants, such as Mandina’s in New Orleans and Vincent’s in Metairie, as well as organizing Christmas reunions and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade reunions with family and friends in the neighborhood.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.