George P. Stevenson
George Stevenson passed quietly at home on July 19, 2022. He had been in the tender care of his wife, Shaleen, and guided through the last seven months by Doctors Hospice of Idaho.
He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends.
George started his career working in the steel mills in Pittsburgh, PA. Eventually he would move to California, where he worked in the swimming pool industry for 54 years, working for two major heater manufacturers and then owing his own business. In 2018, George retired at the tender age of 86.
George and Shaleen, enjoyed the company of their large family and used any excuse for a party. He loved being in the outdoors, He learned to ski in the hills of Homestead, PA and would eventually ski all over the United States and Canada. He would revel in anything that was outdoors, whether it was swimming, hiking, backpacking, or just enjoying this beautiful world. At home, he liked old country music and really old cowboy movies.
During his lifetime George was able to visit all 50 United States, making the last 3 in 2020. One of his greatest enjoyments was visiting as many Presidential Museums as possible. While he didn’t quite make his goal of visiting them all, he did a pretty thorough job.
Prior to his death, he was able to record stories from his life to be memorialized in a book for his family. Once he got started, no one was sure it wouldn’t turn into an encyclopedia length project, because whenever you put a mic in his hand he started talking and it was hard to get him to stop. In the intro to that book, these were George’s words:
“To my friends and family, I have been blessed by so many of you that I cannot name you all personally, but know that I treasure you all. Whether I walk on this earth with you or watch over you from heaven, I am with you always.”
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm, Noon, on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City. Inurnment will follow with military honors at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Boise.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.