Surrounded by his beloved family, George W. Hurd, 94, of Medford, Ore., passed away peacefully from a stroke on November 18, 2011.

George was born in Eagle Point, Ore., on April 22, 1917, in a small, one room wooden house his father had built. He attended Medford High School and Southern Oregon Normal School and the University of Oregon. He completed numerous flight trainings before W.W. II and spent the duration of the war as a mechanic and air control specialist.

He married the love of his life, Frances Griffith, of Claremont, Calif., in 1945. He and Frances had two children, Wesley, living in Eugene, Ore., and Mary Lee, residing in Medford, Ore.

George was a quiet, loving and sincerely humble man who was deeply respected by friends, acquaintances and dearly loved by his children and family. He was a man of authentic and deep Christian faith. He made life choices consistently and perseveringly from his faith. He loved the outdoors, fishing and in his later years puttering and fixing all manner of things needing fixing.

George is survived by his two children, Wesley and Mary Lee; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Though he will be deeply missed his legacy lives on in the most profound ways through his children and their children.