GEORGE, William P. March 16, 1933 - July 28, 2014 Born in Wilmar, California. Passed peacefully in his sleep on July 28, 2014, with his loving wife Susan at his bedside, in Sacramento, California. Survived by his wife Susan and children, Stephanie Milton, Brent George, and William George, Jr; by his sisters, Lana Peterson, Marsha Jacques, Pamela Bedgar, Sheila Curry, and Thia Vanora; and by his grandchildren Blake and Hannah Milton. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He settled in Saugus, California, and relocated with his immediate family to Worland, Wyoming, for 16 years, settling finally in the Sacramento area in 1988, where he worked and lived with his family for the rest of his days. William worked for the L.A. County Health Department, the Wyoming State Health Department, and the California Department of Health Services during his long and noted career as an Environmental Health Specialist. William was a devoted husband and father, taking life in stride and always with the same constant sense of humor. Among his hobbies were photography, collecting watches and antiques, and listening to classical music, opera, and country-western music. He will be buried in the Ellicott City Graveyard in Ellicott City, Maryland. Memorial services to be held in Sacramento at the Shepard Garden and Art Center in McKinley Park on Thursday August 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 1, 2014