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George Joseph Wavra

July 22, 1937 November 5, 2018
George Joseph Wavra
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George Joseph Wavra, 81, of Ocean Springs, MS, passed away on Monday, November 05, 2018, in Ocean Springs, MS. George was born on July 22, 1937, in Silverton, OR, to the late Joseph John and Henrietta Ebner Wavra. George grew up on the family farm in Mount Angel, OR, helping with chores and farm work. He graduated from Mt. Angel Preparatory High School in 1955 and from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1959. He was Manager of Contract Finance for Litton Industries/Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS, for many years. He worked for Boeing in Seattle, WA, New Orleans, LA, and Huntsville, AL, prior to his tenure at the shipyard in Pascagoula. He served his church as a member of the St. Alphonsus finance committee, St. Vincent de Paul, and as a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Free Pharmacy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, which stationed him at Fort Ord, CA, and Fort Devens, MA. He was involved in his community, serving on the Ocean Springs planning commission and Alderman of Ward 1.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, JoAnn Weber Wavra, his sister, Jeanette Mapes, brother-in-law, Bob Mapes, and nephew, Chad Wavra.
He is survived by his children, Mica (Brendan) Flaherty of New Albany, OH, Mark (Terrie) Wavra of Birmingham, AL, Mary Anna (Jeff) Rogers of Covington, LA, and Georgia (Brent) Fox of Auburn, AL; brothers, Don (Julie) Wavra of Silverton, OR, Chuck (Jane) Wavra of Mt. Angel, OR, Timothy (Jodi) Wavra of Salem, OR, Fred (Charlene) Wavra of Silverton, OR, Frank (Darlene) Wavra of Mt. Angel, OR, and Randy (Rosie) Wavra of Mt. Angel, OR; grandchildren, Joe, Jack, and Emily Flaherty; Ethan and Asa Wavra; Madeline, Landon, and Cooper Rogers; and Grace and George Fox; along with other family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs, MS. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and inurnment will immediately follow the mass at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS. Family and friends will gather at Gulf Hills Inn in the ballroom immediately following the inurnment.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Vincent de Paul Free Pharmacy.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

9

Nov

10:00 AM 11/9/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/9/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

502 Jackson Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
502 Jackson Avenue Ocean Springs 39564 Mississippi
United States

Service

Friday

9

Nov

11:30 AM 11/9/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

502 Jackson Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
502 Jackson Avenue Ocean Springs 39564 Mississippi
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Biloxi National Cemetery Final Resting Place

400 Veterans Avenue Biloxi MS, 39531
Biloxi, Mississippi 39531

400 Veterans Avenue Biloxi MS, 39531 Biloxi 39531 Mississippi
United States
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