August 5, 2013
Marion Eloise George died July 25, 2013. She was 81.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday July 30, at the Church of Christ, located at 607 Whiting St., Grass Valley, Calif.
She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Overton, Texas, to Orus and Virgie O’Dell. She attended Overton High and took business classes in Tyler, Texas. In 1949, she moved to Redding, Calif., where she met John George. They were married the following year. In 1954, they moved to Redwood Valley, Calif. Later in 1967, they moved to Grass Valley, where they owned and operated Johnny’s Café & Donut Shop for approximately 30 years. Marion went to work for her daughter, Sheryl, at Sierra Nevada Answering Service until she retired in 1991.
Marion had many collections and treasures, including many angels that she enjoyed giving to her friends. Marion was an avid reader and was never without a book. She also spent many enjoyable hours of her days repairing jewelry.
Survivors include sisters Jean Davis and Barbara Vega of Texas; sons Russell (Bobbi) George of Penn Valley, Calif., and John George of Grass Valley; daughter Sheryl (Mike) Luzmoor of Gold Beach, Ore.; grandchildren James, Jennifer, Tyler, Kayla and Ryan; step-grandson Michael (Melinda); great-grandchildren Casey, Griffin and Molly.
She was preceded in death by parents Orus and Virgie; sisters Jessie and Martha; and husband John.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.