George Arthur Hallock, age 97, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away on May 24, 2013. He was born on November 12, 1915 to Charles and Daisy Hallock in North Branch, Michigan. He married Anabel Duker in April of 1940. George graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, with a BA in Music. He continued his education and received his Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. George taught high school in Marion, Michigan and later became the youngest principal in the state of Michigan. After leaving Marion, he served in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Ca. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he worked for Highland Park School District as Director of Pupil Personnel, Birmingham School District to start their Pupil Personnel Department, the last with Bloomfield Hills to start the first program in Michigan for the severely handicapped. During his career, he also taught classes at Wayne State University, University of Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Oakland University. George was also an accomplished classical pianist and artist. After retiring in 1976, George and Anabel purchased a second home in Rancho Mirage, California to be near their four children, moving full time to the desert in 2000. George was active in the Rancho Mirage community, volunteering at the Braille Institute, Rancho Mirage Elementary School, a volunteer for 25 years at the McCallum Theatre, and also the nursing home where Anabel resided until her death in 2005. He was a member of the Rancho Mirage Rotary Club and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was preceded in death by his wife Anabel after 65 years of marriage and his son John Hallock. George is survived by his children Dan Hallock (Bev) of Cypress California, Larry Hallock (Kathi) of Palm Springs, California, Sara Loftis (Buz) of Huntington Beach, California, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His love of life and people created many friendships, those who knew him, loved him.
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Published in The Desert Sun from June 15 to June 22, 2013