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George W. Huang passed away on May 25, 2012 with his family by his side.

George was born on April 20, 1936 in a small town in Taiwan where he was raised on the family farm with his two sisters and four brothers. His devotion to family and friends was nurtured through the wonderful relationships he had with his family. However, George was most noted by friends and family for being an outstanding and accomplished scholar.

Upon his graduation from Hsinchu High School, in Taiwan, George won a scholarship to attend Taiwan Normal University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. On December 10, 1961 he married his wife Linda and then decided to further his education by studying abroad. He was accepted into Vanderbilt University's graduate studies program. After completing this program, his wife and one year old son, came to the U.S. to join him at New Mexico Highlands University. Shortly after the birth of his second son, they moved to the University of Idaho where he completed his Doctorate in Education.

Being awarded the position of Professor of Education at California State University, Chico, George and his family relocated to Chico in 1969. For the next 43 years, George and his family lived the "American Dream", enjoying a rewarding and rich life filled with loving friendships with colleagues and community members on and off campus. He considered his friends and colleagues as family and was always there to lend a helping hand when his assistance was needed.

During his tenure at Chico State, he was instrumental in developing the Asian Studies program. This allowed him to create a highly successful exchange program serving several Asian Universities, involving not only students but professors as well. He received many accolades which defined his successes. His most cherished achievement was being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1988.

George was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was always involved with his son's sport activities and enjoyed watching them play. Being an accomplished cook, he never hesitated to help out in the kitchen. His most enjoyable time was with Linda and participating in Tai Chi.

He is survived by his wife Linda, with whom he had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, his eldest son, John, John's wife and daughter from Cupertino, and his son Joseph of Anaheim.

A graveside service for George will be held 11AM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Chico Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in keeping with the spirit of George always being there to lend a helping hand, the family is asking those who want to send flowers to reach out as well and make a donation to a in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

You may view and send condolences online at NBCFH.COM.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 5, 2012
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