Rachel George Greenwalt, 35, passed away on December 10th at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with Appendix cancer.
She was born January 31, 1976 in Marietta, Ohio to Robert George of Coolville and Erma Nolan Rutter of Marietta.
Rachel lived and died in her own way and was admired by many for her fighting spirit, generous nature and sense of humor. She enjoyed time with her daughters & family, making her famous salsa and blogging. Rachel was a graduate of Belpre High School and earned a degree in Mass Media from Washington State Community College. She proudly served in the United States Navy from 1994-98 as an F-18 plane captain stationed at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada and as Yeoman to the Command Master Chief with HM-15 at Corpus Christi, Texas. Rachel’s chosen career was her dream job, morning radio personality on WNUS, entertaining the Mid-Ohio Valley with her quick wit and spunky personality. Rachel was a certified lactation counselor, rescued two greyhounds, raised money for the American Cancer Society and created awareness about Lynch Syndrome. As a self proclaimed, “Jane of all trades, master of none”, Rachel’s most beloved role in life was that of Mother.
Rachel is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and June Nolan of Belpre; grandfather, Lawrence George of Coolville and her aunt, Lucy George Bennett of Lowell.
She is survived by her two beautiful daughters Iris, aged 5 and Vera aged 3; her husband, Jason Greenwalt; her parents, Robert George and Erma & Spence Rutter; her sisters, Michele George and Eva Rutter; her brothers, Corey, Luke & Sean Rutter; her grandmother, Josephine George; several aunts & uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the Rachel requests donations be made in her memory to:
Lynch Syndrome International
PO Box 5456
Vacaville, CA 95688
Inheritance of Hope
P.O Box 90
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Local donations can be made in person to Rachel George Greenwalt account at Riverview Credit Union, 403 Main St. Belpre, Ohio.