Jadie Giorgis, a loving husband and father, a dedicated educator, avid fisherman, trivia enthusiast, sports lover and lifelong Wyoming Cowboys fan died on January 22, 2024 at the age of 82.
There will be a small memorial service held at a later date. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and share stories with the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball or the donor's choice. The services for Jadie have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.
Jadie was born October 25, 1941 in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming. He embraced ranch life growing up on his family's ranch where he learned a strong work ethic he passed on to his children. After high school, Jadie followed his passion for education at the University of Wyoming where he earned a Bachelor's degree in education.
After graduation, Jadie married Barbara Owens and their journey led them to Farson, Wyoming. Jadie taught and coached in Farson for 3 years before taking a new teaching job in Kimball, Nebraska. Together, he and Barbara spent the past 56 fulfilling years in Kimball, Nebraska, raising four children. During his time in Kimball he taught at both the elementary and middle school levels. His legacy extends beyond the classroom, marked by coaching various sports, including basketball, wrestling, football, and track, playing softball in city leagues as well as summers he spent painting with his dear friend, Jack Vencil. May his spirit continue to inspire and guide those he touched.
Jadie leaves behind a loving family, including his wife Barbara of Kimball, NE, daughters Helen (Scott) Moser of Golden Valley, MN and Pam (Carl Butler) Giorgis of Kimball, NE, sons Jadie (Jennifer) Giorgis of Elkhorn, NE and Will (Ramey) Giorgis of Saratoga Springs, UT, nine grandchildren, two sisters Virginia Giorgis and Darlene Giorgis both of Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, and a brother Ernie (Mary Lynne) Giorgis also of Ft. Bridger, WY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jadie and Helen Giorgis and stepfather, Ernest Giorgis.