George Joaquin Mellow was born on March 22,
1922 in Crescent City, CA and passed away on May
4, 2011 in Vacaville, CA surrounded by his loving
family.

He served his country in World War II with the
3rd Division, 7th Infantry Regiment as a Master
Sergeant. He was awarded the Army
Commendation Ribbon for Meritorious Service
and was discharged in 1946.

George worked in the trucking business for over
40 years before retiring in 1983. His jobs included
Class 1 truck driver, transportation manager, driver
supervisor, manager of claims prevention, and
director of safety and personnel for major freight
companies in California. He was active in state and
national trucking-related organizations. George
held a Professional Engineers license with the
State of California and was named Safety Director
for the State of California in 1977.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; his
daughters and sons-in-law Sheryl & Gary Scott of
Fairfield; Susan and Steven Page of Livermore;
Sally and Ronald Bailey of Fairfield; seven
grandchildren and their spouses, Karen Scott,
Kevin and Kirsten Scott; Scott and Holly Page,
Stacy (Page) and Shane Davis, Shane Page; Phillip
and Megan Bailey; and Rhonda Bailey; eight greatgrandchildren,
David Scott, Payton, Gavin, Olivia,
and Weston Scott; Madelyn and Colton Page; and
Ryan Bailey; brothers Henry of Napa, CA; Joseph
and Arnold of Grants Pass, OR; sisters Elizabeth
Tregaskis of Santa Rosa, CA and Lorraine Saffer
of Selma, Or. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Frank and Isabel Mellow, and brothers
Charles, Alfred, John, Frank, Kenneth, and
Andrew.

Arrangements were made by McCune Garden
Chapel of Vacaville. Visitation was held May 10,
Catholic Prayer Services were May 11 at 10 a.m at
the Chapel. Following the service, Mr. Mellow
received full military honors at the Sacramento
Valley National Cemetery in Dixon at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest
donations in his name to Yolo Hospice (PO Box
1014, Davis CA 95617) or the Annual Wreath
Project-Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
(www.freewebs.com/wreathproject).