Georgi Haynes Obituary

Georgi Ann Haynes
Georgi Ann Haynes

November 28, 2020
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Georgi Ann Haynes, 77, passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2020 at her home in Anchorage, AK surrounded by her three loving children after a lengthy, extremely courageous battle against cancer.

Georgi was born June 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, the second daughter of Helen Yurchak Hercha and Andrew Hercha, Jr. Her dad moved the family to the Territory of AK in 1956. Georgi was 12 and recalled the trip as a great adventure: the AlCan was a two-lane dirt road and her mother cried the whole way up. The family settled first in Spenard, AK, which became part of Anchorage - and Georgi never dreamed of living anywhere else.

She graduated from Anchorage High School (now West Anchorage HS) in 1961. She was VP of the Future Homemakers Club of America, which provided endless laughter for her kids. Except for delicious chicken noodle soup, Georgi was no cook. She loved to type.

Georgi founded H & M Court Reporting over 50 years ago. She began her business with a roll-top desk, electric typewriter, reel-to-reel tape recorder, and a desire to build a successful business in times when few women did so. Whether in her beautiful office or traveling the state, Georgi encountered countless characters. Always the consummate professional, she transcribed some of the best-known trials the state ever knew - including the trial of Neil Mackay and the Exxon Valdez/J. Hazelwood trial. She enjoyed being "in the know" and she loved her work. If not for the insistence of her children, she would've passed away at her home-office computer.

Georgi married Ken Haynes, the love of her life, in 1977. They were married in the home they purchased in Bootleggers Cove, where Georgi would live out her life. Georgi and Ken spent a lifetime loving and chasing after their kids, attending soccer and hockey games, chaperoning school dances, overseeing homemade pizza parties and movie nights, biking, skiing, playing board games, participating in vicious kids-vs-adults 4th of July softball games, banging pots and pans on New Years Eve, and enjoying boisterous fondue dinners while fighting over which colored fork belonged to whom.

Georgi had a way of collecting people and making them her own. She leaves behind many "kids" and "grandkids" who were not hers by blood, but who will always be hers in love and memory. Her smile could light up a room and her wit could leave you scratching your head, wondering, "Did she really just say that?"

Georgi was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband; her infant baby, Terryann; and her brother, Andrew Hercha III. She is survived by her sisters, Delores Gregory, Faith Mellin (husband Joe), and Andrea; many nieces and nephews; her daughters Bronwyn (husband Chris), Jodi (husband Ron), and son Jason (wife Mary); her beloved grandkidlets Madigan, Cameron, Nathan and Nicholas; her three kitties; and dear loving friends.

A joyful gathering of laugher and celebration of life will be planned for Georgi's birthday in June 2021.

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