At the latest Gila County Pioneer Women meeting Georgia Haught Stratton Lann was presented with a plaque honoring her as the 27th inductee into the Gila County Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. The luncheon and presentation was conducted at the Women's Club on Main Street, in Payson, Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Lann described some of her exploits throughout her growing up years and some of the adventures she has had in various places in the Rim Country and beyond. Part of her childhood was in Young, with much of her teen years in Globe and Phoenix.
She started working in the records department of the hospital in Globe as a young woman and had a natural flair for organization and record keeping.
She furthered her education in this area and worked at several major hospitals in the Valley, gained a lot of experience in this environment and loved her work.
Family ties have always been an important part of her life. She has maintained contact with many family members with a particular closeness to several cousins and an aunt. Georgia Haught Stratton Lann has many great grand children and grand children.
Now that she is retired from her medical records position, much of her time is spent traveling with her husband and visiting relatives and friends.
Lann was president of the Pioneer Women of Gila County this past year.