Joseph Francis ‘Joe’ George



Owyhee Avalanche - December 4, 1996

Joseph "Joe" Francis George

            Joseph "Joe" George, 49, of Tacoma, Washington, died Monday, November 18, 1996 at a Tacoma nursing home. Vigil services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 1996, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 1996, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Homedale, with Father Don Fraser officiating. Burial followed at the Marsing/Homedale Cemetery, Marsing, Idaho.

            Joe was born August 12, 1947, in Nampa, Idaho, a son of Allen C. and Alice A. Bathurst George. He was raised in Homedale graduating from Homedale High School in 1966. Following high school Joe joined the National Guard, subsequently enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he served his country during the Vietnam war. During his military service Joe became disabled and was medically retired in 1977. For the past 18 years he had lived in Tacoma, WA. Joe was a person who made friends very easily, and especially enjoyed working with the "downtrodden." It was very important for Joe to stay close to his family and many friends. Joe, our "Gentle Giant" you will be sadly missed.

            Joe was an avid reader and loved to travel especially by Amtrak.

            Survivors include his father and step-mother, Allen and Ila George of Homedale; four brothers, John George of Texas; Steve George of Texas; Michael George of Nampa; Allen L. George of Texas; five sister, Daphne Chrysler of Washington; Barbara Ineck of Boise, Patty Cook of Boise; Mary Rita Yamamoto of Caldwell; and Nancy Messick of White Bird, Idaho and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Nick George.

            Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association, 1528 Vista