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DEE ANN JANE ELLIOTT FINLAY

Dee Ann Jane Elliott Finlay, 85, of Savannah, Georgia, died Wednesday afternoon, December 16, 2020, at Candler Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

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  1. Jill Warmke says:

    My granny Dee was an amazing woman who taught me many of my favorite skills to this day… she was an artist, crafter, sewist, and truly independent woman who loved deeply and cherished all her grandchildren. I miss our camping trips and hours sewing and crafting in the basement of her Columbus home. She has always been a hero and inspiration to me. May she rest easy now.

  2. Debra Miller says:

    A grand lady has left this world and I am blessed that Dee Ann Finlay was my dear friend. For forty years we laughed, traveled, shared our opinions and our true selves. I admired Dee for her bravery and adventurous spirit. Vicariously, I was able to travel the world in ways I could only dream of. The depth of her love for family, pride in her grandchildren and loyalty to friends was evident in how she conducted her life. Yes Jill, I have fond memories of you camping with us and doing Eco Weekend. I feel like I know her grandchildren from her talking all of you up. Dee’s incredible independence was admirable to me. With that value, it was so difficult for her to succumb to dementia which meant dependence on others. Thankfully, Kelly lovingly looked after her interests to ensure her care was appropriate. I will keep the memories, photos and treasure the influence she had on my life. A cherished experience is when we traveled to Trinidad to bird watch. What a fun trip! A part of my heart goes with you Dee. You will live on in our memories.

  3. Vickie L Evans says:

    I met Dee thru Debra and she became a dear friend of our family. I admired her so much for her brave, adventurous spirit. We camped, went to the beach (she pitched her tent on a porch) She always asked after the children after they grew up and away. Rest In Peace Dee.

  4. Suzanne Holderbaum says:

    I’m glad I got to spend fun times with Dee, who I met thru Debra. She brought joy with her on our trips to the beach or camping. She was always smiling. She loved her grandchildren (I”m glad she brought Jill camping with her.). She lived life to the fullest. And she appreciated a handsome man, no matter the age!
    I last saw her about four years ago while I was traveling to Savannah on a vacation with my husband. I don’t think she remembered me, but she was gracious as we shared some photos. Damn dementia for slowing her down and locking her in. She wasn’t suited for that! Gone but not forgotten.

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