George T. Morrison Jr
March 13, 1924 - March 18, 2013
Long time Oakdale resident passed away on March 18th, 2013 in Missouri. George was 89 years old at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife Lorilee Morrison of Fair Grove, Missouri and children Kevin Morrison and Pamela Morrison, both of Oakdale, Calif.
George attended Oakdale High School and enter the U.S. Navy
after graduation. He served for the Navy and was transferred to the Marines. Completing a dual service. He was a medic and worked for a mash unit during WWII
. While in service he attended school at the University of Texas
in Austin for pre-med. After leaving the service George attended the University of Calif. San Francisco and the University of Berkeley. He received his license as a pharmacist in Calif and Nevada.
George began his career as a pharmacist working for Kerstens pharmacy. He eventually owned and operated 4 pharmacies. Two pharmacies were located in Oakdale, one in Riverbank and one in Lake Tahoe. He also was one of the owners for the Professional Medical Center in Oakdale.
George dedicated most of his life to the community. He was involved with many different organizations. At one time he was a member of the Oakdale City Counsil. He was elected to the County board of Education for 7 consecutive terms totally 28 years. George was the founding President of the Oakdale Hospital. He began the pharmacy at the hospital as well. He had been a member of the Oakdale Dinner Club, Oakdale Country Club, and United Methodist Church to name a few.
Memorial Services are to be held at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale on April 6th, 2013 at 10am. Any donations should be made to the Oak Valley Hospital. www.cvobituaries.com