George (Gramps) Stuchbery (1916 - 2016)

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George (Gramps) H. Stuchbery
November 12, 1916 - August 10, 2016
George was born on November 12, 1916 in Manhattan, New York, to Ernest and Hilda Stuchbery. His parents moved from New York to Santa Barbra California in 1919 and then moved to Los Angeles in 1920 where his father attended seminary school. George finished high school in Los Angeles and was a member of the track team. He loved to tell the story of running a race in the Los Angeles Coliseum. After high school he completed an apprenticeship in printing, finishing in 1937. That same year he worked for General Electric for a short time and then moved again with his family to Caldwell, Idaho where his father became the pastor of the First Baptist Church. The same day George arrived in town he reported for work at his new place of employment, Caxton Printers, only to find it on fire. George started working at Caxton's that day and continued for the next 45 years. He had numerous jobs at Caxton's and grew with the business as times changed and printing progressed. He loved his Caxton family and he shared that love with his grand children who were always excited to go to the "shop" and see Grandpa. He partially retired in 1982 but worked part time on special print jobs as they needed him until 2000. George married Gladys Lamkin in 1939 and they were blessed with two daughters, Beverly and Linda. They were charter members of Memorial Park Baptist in Caldwell where George enjoyed singing in the choir and volunteering for different church activities. He and Gladys had property up on the Middle Fork of the Payette River and they enjoyed sharing the cabin with friends and family where they spent many hours fishing, floating the river and spending time around the campfire. George loved working with his hands and always had a project going on. He built or remodeled every house he owned and provided his family with many handmade pieces of furniture and knickknacks.
George lost his wife of 52 years, Gladys, in September 1991; daughter Linda in 1961; daughter Beverly in 1991. Though this sudden loss was tragic, George's love and faith in the Lord was a constant source of strength for his grand daughters. In 1993 he met his second wife Edith and was blessed with her two sons Rick and Eric and daughter Victoria and their families. George always said God blessed him with two great wives and families which he loved and enjoyed. He and Edie lived near Idaho City and opened their home as a Christian retreat center for many churches and missions in the Treasure Valley. Sadly, George lost Edie in 2010. They were each other's strength and when she passed his zest for life declined. He moved down from Idaho City that same year to Meridian and later moved to Autumn Winds in Caldwell to be closer to his grand daughters. In November of 2013 George was blessed to have found a home at the Cottages in Middleton. George was always strong in his walk with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was the first to stand and offer a prayer or help someone in need with a kind word or a helping hand. He remained steadfast in his faith in spite of the tragedies he faced. He looked forward to the day when he would meet his Savior face to face.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bill, his wives, Gladys and Edith, his daughters Beverly and Linda, a niece Marlene and a great granddaughter Jessica.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Jami and her partner Vicki, Cindy and her husband Doug, Dani (Odie) and her husband Glen, Barney and his wife Melanie, Kim and her husband Carl, Edie's children Victoria, Rick and his wife Rita and Eric and his wife Linda, a nephew Bill and his wife Barbara, and his many great grand children.
Funeral services will be held at Deer Flat Church on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Cottages of Middleton and Horizon Home Health and Hospice for their constant and loving care of our Gramps.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boise Rescue Mission or the City of Light Home for Women and Children.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 13, 2016