Georgina Paula Perlinger, 90, passed away at her home on July 9, 2021. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, TX. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, TX. with a burial to follow at Killeen Memorial Park in Killeen, TX.
Mrs. Perlinger was born on January 15, 1931, to Jorge Rodriguez and Angela Fensmark in Panama. She graduated from High School at the Instituto Pan Americano in 1950. Georgina Rodriguez married the love of her life, Arthur Perlinger, on December 6, 1959, after meeting him in Panama. They were married for 61½ years. As a military couple, they traveled all over the United States and Europe, with multiple assignments. After moving to Texas, Georgina sold Avon for over 20 years.
Georgina was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved going to the beach. She was always gardening and had a real green thumb. She enjoyed making ceramics. She was an active member of the Bob Gilmore Senior Center. She loved music, especially her native Panamanian music and classic Mexican songs. Georgina was extremely proud to be a U.S. citizen, but never forgot her native Panama. Above all, she loved her family very much.
Georgina Paula Perlinger was preceded in death by her Father, Jorge Rodriguez; Mother, Angela Fensmark Rodriguez; Brother, Isaac Rodriguez; Sister, Dora Rodriguez; Brother, Ricaurte Rodriguez and Grandson, Shawn Stafford.
She is survived by her Husband, Arthur Perlinger; Son, George Perlinger; Daughter in law, Joyce Perlinger; Daughter, Rebecca Stinehour; 3 Grandsons, Stanley Stinehour, Anthony Stinehour and Robert Stafford; and 3 Great Grandchildren.
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