Paul Eugene George, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 83.
Paul was born on January 12, 1936 in Portland, Oregon to Dr. John Otto George and Virginia Lee George. He was the oldest of four siblings, Virginia, Jack and Michael. He spent some of his early childhood years in Alaska when his father Dr. George served as a travelling doctor. The George family moved back to Portland in 1941, moved to Oklahoma, then to Westport Oregon in 1952 where Paul attended Clatskanie high school.
He served a short time in the Army and was given an Honorable Medical Discharge. He was married to Sonja Multanen in 1956 and together they had seven children. In the late 1950’s the family moved to Bremerton where Paul was an Apprentice at the Naval Ship yard. After moving back to Portland, the family eventually settled in Clatskanie in the 1960’s where Paul worked as a machinist at the Wauna Mill.
After his divorce he worked for Warehouser in Longview, Washington and later moved to Port Angeles Washington where he met his wife Donna. After Donna passed away Paul had many adventures in his airplanes and RV’s in which he met his wife Virginia. They settled down in Kingman, Arizona.
Paul was known by many for his humor and gift of storytelling. He always had a joke to tell. He was an aviation enthusiast and during his lifetime flew many different types of general aviation aircraft as well as built many for his personal enjoyment. He enjoyed wood working and was very creative. He had an adventurous spirit for travel.
He was preceded in death by wives Donna George and Virginia George; son Keith George; father John George; mother Virginia George; and brother Jack George.
He is survived by his children Paula Hilman and husband Alen, John George, Mark George and wife Peggy, Teresa Sargent, Laura Conover and husband Casey, and Kevin George and fiancé Lyza; grandchildren Janelle, Lisa, Kyle, Ryan, Samara, Zachary, April and Elijah; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Virginia Bay; and brother Mike George.
A memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. on November 3, 2019 at the Living Word Lutheran Church in Kingman, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Word Lutheran Church mission fund at 3880 Stockton Hill Road 103-300, Kingman, Arizona 86409.