Baker City, Oregon
Gregory Owen George, 52, of Baker City, died March 22, 2001, at his home.
His graveside funeral will be Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pastor Monte Loyd of Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Military honors will accorded by the Baker City V.F.W. Post No. 3048 and the Oregon National Guard.
Mr. George was born May 16, 1948, at Klamath Falls to Vernon W. and Alma L. (Stanley) George. He attended school in Baker and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City on June 3, 1966. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from August, 1966 to October, 1968 as a rifleman during the Vietnam War. He was wounded in action and was retired with a honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal. He received the following awards and commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He continued his education, graduating from Northwestern College of Business in Portland on July 21, 1972, with a degree in Business Administration and Computer Programming. He also attended Washington State University. After graduating, he worked as a computer systems programmer and designed many programs and program methodologies, which were key in advancement of computer technology. He also operated his own business as a network consultant.
Mr. George loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Alma L. York of Baker City; his son, Mark J. George of Pendleton; his daughter and son-in-law, Sybil A. and Robert F. Tremper of Pendleton; and his grandchildren, Andrew Robert, Brayden Justin, and Caleb Owen Tremper, all of Pendleton.
Mr. George was preceded in death by his father, Vernon W. George, and his stepfather, Paul York.
Memorial contributions in Mr. George’s memory may be directed to the Retired Vets. This may be done through Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor