July 16, 1924 - Nov. 7, 2013
George was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the sixth out of eight children. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois and graduated from the University of Hawaii. He was also a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Army. He met and married Doris Oka at Kalihi Union Church in 1950. Later they moved to La Habra, Calif., while he worked at North American Rockwell. Their two children, Corry (Corliss) and Gordon were born in California. Upon their retirement, in 1987, they moved to Medford, Ore.
George's greatest loves were Doris, his wife of 63 years, and fishing. He remained close to Doris throughout his lifetime, acting as her caregiver and confidante, in spite of her increasing dementia. He had a great reputation as a fisherman, catching fish when others could not, but always gracious, giving tips to others and feeling bad when others did not catch as many as he did. They moved to the Rogue Valley Manor in 2009.
He is survived by Doris; his children, Corry (Jeff) Louie and Gordon (Barbara) Chang; six grandchildren, Richard (Katherine) Louie, April (Chris) Ikeda, Lisa (Aron) Rono, Sarah Louie, Phoebe Chang, Teresa Chang; and two great grandchildren, Caytlynn Ikeda and Jeremiah Louie.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr, Medford, 97504, 541-773-8274. Pastor Lori Boehning and Fr. Joel Maiorano will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church with Scholarship Fund in the memo line.