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Weston (Wes) W. George, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, departed this life on September 12, 2022. Wes was born in Hutchinson, KS on March 21, 1935 during an historic Kansas dust storm. He lived most of his childhood in Wichita, KS. Wes attended the University of Kansas (Phi Kappa Psi) and graduated with a BS in Industrial Design. It was there he also met his life partner Jennie Chaney. They were married 65 years and have three children, Denise George Kendall (Tom), James George, Robert George (Cheri), five grandchildren Daniel Kendall, (Marsenne), Laura Kendall Shasky (Patrick), Samantha George, Molly George, and Violet George. He also has three great grandchildren, George and Teddy Shasky, and Rowen Kendall. Post-college, Wes served as 1st Lt. USAF, Topeka KS. But his design degree and life-long interest in art, earth science and writing soon led him to a product design/publishing career related to electronics, interior design, educational science curriculum and medical technology. With work opportunities Wes settled his family in Highland Park, IL. He pursued hobbies and community volunteering along similar interests: taking his children on geology hikes, teaching a free neighborhood art class and cultivating a backyard vegetable garden. In 1969 he started the North Shore Ecology Center and the region’s first recycling program which continues to this day. Family vacations were spent visiting relatives in the beautiful state of Colorado. In the early 1970s Wes moved his family to the San Francisco Bay Area for new work and life opportunities. Residing in Sunnyvale, CA coincided with the rise of computer technology; and Wes was an early Silicon Valley tech enthusiast. He also loved books and was well read in the plays of Shakespeare and all writings of Jack Kerouac. His expansive personal library includes his own articles on aviation history and a book “Kites For All Seasons” which he wrote, illustrated and published. With retirement Wes and Jennie moved to Mt. Shasta, CA and resided there for 20 years. Wes continued to enjoy the outdoors and community volunteerism. He and Jennie enjoyed many years as pet therapists visiting patients at Mercy Hospital Care Center along with their kind Sheltie dogs. They also served with the Mt. Shasta Friends of the Library where Wes organized the annual book sale. Wes soon took up docent work at the Mt. Shasta Museum, helping visitors from world-wide to learn about the natural and cultural history of his beloved community. Snowshoeing and hiking on the mountain were a regular delight. At home Wes and Jennie enjoyed gardening and hosting friends & family - everyone enjoyed their stunning backyard view. Sadly Parkinson’s Disease altered Wes’s health. He and Jennie moved back to Cupertino, CA in 2017 to be nearer their families - along with grateful memories of their Mt. Shasta life. Wes will be buried at Mt. Shasta Memorial Cemetery in the presence of “The Mountain” he so loved. Any memorial donations may be directed to the The Parksinson’s Foundation , 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or go on line at apdaparkinson.org.

A Celebration of Life is being held Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 2PM - 4PM at Chateau Cupertino Senior Living, in the Entertainment Lounge, 10150 Torre Ave. Cupertino, CA. There is parking on weekends at the Apple Building one driveway north of the Chateau driveway. Covid masks are required.

Posted online on September 28, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald

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Celebration of Life

Chateau Cupertino Senior Living, in the Entertainment Lounge 10150 Torre Ave. Cupertino, CA 95014
October 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM