George Merle Stacy
George Merle Stacy, 63, was born in Boise, Idaho on March 27, 1955 to Wright and Viola Stacy at St Luke’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho. He passed away with loving wife of 15 years (Adelwisa Stacy) by his side and close friends (Bill and Amy Boles) on June 12, 2018 at VA Community Living Center – Hospice, Boise, Idaho with 11 months battle with pancreas carcinoma metastasized to liver, lymph nodes and bones.
George served in United States Army from August 22, 1975 to August 18, 1981 as Sergeant in Fort Jackson South Carolina with specialty in Heavy Construction Equipment Operation with decorations of medal: Sharpshooter badge with hand grenade bar, good conduct medal and marksman badge with M-16 rifle bar.
George went back and served United States Air Force from February 1, 1984 to January 31, 1988 as Staff Sergeant in Eglin AFB Florida as Construction Equipment Technician with decorations and medals: AF Outstanding unit award, Good conduct medal with one oak leaf cluster, Overseas short tour ribbon with one oak leaf cluster, Longevity service award ribbon with one oak leaf cluster and Training ribbon.
George resided Korea, Hawaii, on an Atoll Island, Florida, and Torrance, California.
After he left the military he worked for different jobs but the longest was a long haul truck driver serviced and delivered to 49 States. He loves military and commercial aircrafts. He can identify the engines and models of the airplanes. He loves big dogs especially Greyhound and Great Dane. You cannot see him cry, but if he watched dog movies with sad stories, get ready for a facial tissue.
George attended North Junior High and Boise High School. George is survived by 2 sisters, Leatha (Lisa) Evans and Vickie Stacy and 1 brother, Eugene Stacy. George has 3 nieces Meko Thomson, Tara Stacy, and Victoria Steed-Mattot and 2 nephews Justin Thomson and Robert Stacy.
George told me a month ago that he wanted to be baptized and receive a sacrament of marriage from a Catholic Church, because he wanted us to be together even in our life after death. Last June 9, with the help of Debbie and Father Rob of Sacred Heart, he received the sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation, Communion, Anointing of Oil and Wedding Vows. It was witnessed by my friend Ruth Thayer.
I would like to thank Dr. Marcel Roy, a kind hearted long time Boise VA Medical doctor who take care of George for more than 10 years, Mike the head nurse for VA Gold Team, Dr. Dan Zuckerman, oncologist and director in MSTI, Craig Christiansen of Treasure Valley Hospice, Dr. Perry and the staff of VA Community Living Center who took care and made George comfortable without pain until his last breath. Special thanks to the Filipino and American community who were there for George and me and helped us in every way.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise, with visitation at the church beginning at 12:00 pm noon.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.