Mollyanne George

Date of Birth

July 11, 1937

Date of Death

November 15, 2021

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Mollyanne George was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away on November 15, 2021 at her home in Santa Barbara after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 84.

She was born Mollyanne Moreland on July 11, 1937 in Lincoln Nebraska. In 1950 her family settled in Glendale where she graduated Glendale High School in 1955. At UCLA she earned a Bachelors degree, a Masters in Education, and met her first husband, George Rubin. They both went on to teach in Los Angeles public schools. They traveled extensively and had two children, Gianna Maria and Marc Villon.

In 1972 she married again, to James George, an attorney. Together they raised a family, surrounded by friends and community. They advocated for civil rights, meat packing employees, and the United Farm Workers.

Mollyanne was a life-long learner and avid reader. Her love of books led her to work in the antiquarian book business. She and Jimmy traveled the world, including the Middle East as part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s initiative to develop ties between Israel and Palestine.

She had deep compassion and a big heart. She dedicated herself to serving homeless youth in Los Angeles as a Board member of The Hollywood Teen Canteen. Later, she assisted Planned Parenthood in Santa Barbara. She was a consummate hostess, trusted and wise friend to many, and a devoted parent and partner. She is survived by her daughter Gianna, son-in-law Conrad, grandson Lucky, step-daughter Nina, and first husband, George.

In honor of her wishes there will be no memorial service and her ashes have been scattered at sea. Remember her when you look at the waters of the Pacific. In lieu of flowers, she requested that her friends and family please consider donations to Planned Parenthood of Central California Coast.


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