George Anthony Vedros, 75, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at a Boise hospital with his loving family by his side.
Friends and family are invited to attend the viewing, which will be held from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 21 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 5525 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, Idaho, followed by a memorial service and celebration of life at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Eagle, 350 East Old State Street, Eagle, Idaho. Pastor Norman Revels presiding. Burial will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
George was born to Charles and Freda Vedros on Mar. 18, 1937, in Thibodaux. He left school early and later enlisted in the Navy in 1956 with a few of his friends. He spent three years in the Navy after which he had a good career as a shipyard crane operator, retiring from the civil service in 1998. While in the Navy he met the love of his life, Beverly "Pat" Judd. George was married to Beverly in Thibodaux on June 26, 1957. George and Beverly enjoyed 51 years of marriage, of which they spent many wonderful years in Thibodaux, Hawthorne, Calif., Chula Vista, Calif., Port Orchard, Wash., Saint Mary's, Ga., and their last 12 years together in Boise, Idaho until Beverly passed away in 2009.
George enjoyed fishing, square dancing, and a good meal with friends (especially if free!). He also loved family gatherings and time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a friendly and happy man who was loved by all who met him.
George is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kurt George and Donna Vedros; grandchildren, Kristin (and Joseph) Ellsworth, Kira (and Jaime) Lara, Kurt Anthony Vedros, and Katherine Vedros; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ashly and Cadence; his sister, Marian (and Gayland) Hebert; nephews, Anthony (and Faye), Joseph (and Mary), and Charles Lamartina, Louis Jr. and David, Ricky (and Mary), John and Jonathan Vedros, and Buddy Vedros (godson); nieces, Denise (and Chris) Weisinger, and Charlene "Tina" Calvarier; sisters- and brothers-in-law Marjorie (and Tom) Welton and Clayton (and Florence) Judd.
In George's new life, he joins his wife, Beverly; his parents, Charles and Freda; brothers, Richard and Louis; and sisters, Dorothy (Lamartina) and Mary.
Bowman Funeral Parlor in Garden City, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements.