On February 19th, 2021, George Earl Meuser, proud United States Marine, loving husband, teacher, father, author, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home with family surrounding him.
George was born May 14, 1937, in Red Bluff, California, to Dr. and Mrs. A.H. Meuser, and was raised in his beloved Corning, California, where he attended Corning Union High School and graduated in 1955. After attending two years of college at Chico State, George joined the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1960. George returned to Chico State College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. George taught wood shop at Los Molinas and Monterey High Schools in California.
In 1971, George began teaching wood shop, history, and government at Scenic Junior High School in Central Point. In 1977, he received his Master of Science from Southern Oregon State College. After he retired in 1991, George enjoyed substitute teaching in Southern Oregon for many years. He was a man of service and continued to volunteer at Hanley Farm and the IOOF Cemetery in Central Point.
George married Judith Gail Maricle in 1961, in Reno, Nevada. He enjoyed horsemanship, all animals, and doing it himself in his shop at home. He was a scholar at heart and loved researching Civil War and World War II history. In 2018, George published a novel titled, "Will Morgan" described as a brilliant portrayal of the late 1860s, and the men who fought in the Civil War and continued out West to forge a new life for themselves.
George leaves behind Judith, his wife of almost 60 years; his daughter, Melissa (Craig); his son Colin (Juliet); five grandchildren, Colby, Cody (Anna), Kashmir, Annalise, and Addison; and one great-great-grandson, Landen. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Meuser, Yuba City, CA, and Leona Moore, Walnut, CA. George is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his nephew, David Terry.
George was compassionate, loyal, understanding and patient. He never met a stranger, was quick to conversation, and always offered a smile and a handshake.
A small celebration of his life and a VA Cemetery service in Eagle Point will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project
, in his memory.
Keep your nose clean, Gramps!