OBITUARY

Viola P. George

July 22, 1925May 20, 2018
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Viola P. George was born on July 22, 1925 and passed away on May 20, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018
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Viola P. George

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Diane Griffith

June 7, 2018

I remember being a young lady going to the George's house. I was scared walking up always lots of kittens and ducklings alk aroung. Viola was always hapy smiling offering you something to eat or a place to sit down. She was the kindest woman i know. She will be missed and is loved by so many see you soon viola until then God bless you

Anthony George

June 6, 2018

(2 if 2) She’s protected. She was a great Mom , Lady, Grandma, Friend, listener, referee, mentor, accountant, historian, loved art, plays, symphony’s, opera, comedy’s, farmer, gardener, world traveler , gourmet chef, property manager, volunteer . Mom was sharp and was communicating for the past year and in pain with Elizabeth Home Hospice . I will miss my Mom everyday. Moms favorite thing was communicating , sitting down in a great leather chair sharing a story of her travel with family or friends or watching Young Frankenstein. While eating some great gourmet food & sweets or just Roberto’s while sharing that beautiful smile. One Love 😎💛🙏🏾

Anthony George

June 6, 2018

(1 if 2) One of the Saddest Day of Life is saying goodbye to your Mother . The women who gave you Life , loved and raised you . My Mother Viola left us on her favorite day of the Portuguese Festa and Pentecostal Sunday . Many of my friends knew her as Stonys Mom . She was a nice Mom with a beautiful smile. She gave generations of OB kids a safe place to gather on her large property in OB. Were we would garden, learn, party , play, meet, ride the dirt bicycle track, ride dirt bikes, one of first wood pallet and plywood half pipe skate ramp with 3 ft of vertical on a 8 ft drop , nightly Bon fires , had a outdoor bar, bbqs and let us have fun without controlling us in the safety of Viola and her huge property. Vi said it kept us off the streets , drinking and driving, & out of trouble . Viola took in many of our friends or hers that needed help. The last generation that hung out in her yard were all you OB Rats who knew her or of her. Because she let us do our own unsupervised thing in her large yard . Helped youngsters Like Charlie Brown. His parents were travel agents and were always traveling especially on the holidays . He spent his teenage years with our Family . CB was with us on Thanksgiving, Christmas , all holidays and weekends in her house. She took him to church , fed him breakfast, talked with him. Vi also protected CB from his bully older brother in her yard with a slap in the face . Vi & Manuel ( my dad) also gave food and a home to live in to other Adults she knew who needed help . There were also Albert and Joshipina, Socorra, Salvador and many other Mexican people she helped who also worked at her homes. She gave a home to and fed a Buddhist monk and her new friend straight from Korea . He was Doo Young Song from Korea a famous artist who had personally given a portrait to JFK.

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Biography

Viola P. 'Vi' George passed away in her home peacefully in Ocean Beach on May 20th, 2018. It was Pentecost Sunday the day we celebrate the Portuguese Festa. She was looking forward to some soupish. She was so peacefully and still had that beautiful smile on her face.

Vi was born on July 22nd, 1925, in Los Angeles, California to Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Daly. At age 3 the family moved to Casa Grande, AZ. They lived there for about 7 years. The family came to San Diego, Ca in 1937 where they settled in what they called Gopher Gulch, which was her current resident. The original name was Alta Loma subdivision No. 1. Her daddy bought a big piece of land.

She attended Ocean Beach School and then on to Point Loma High School where she graduated in 1943. Vi then went to San Diego State College, where she was affiliated with Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. After graduation she also served as president of the alumnae chapter.

She met Manuel Perry George, Jr. of Point Loma and they were married. The wedding was held on March 26, 1955 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Palm Springs. The newlyweds made their home at 5083 Voltaire St. in one of the small bungalows. In 1959 they had their first child, Vincent Paul George. With the family growing they moved to Banning Street. In 1961 they had their second son, Anthony Perry George. In 1962 they welcomed their third child, a girl, Rosanne Patricia George. In 1963 they had another son, Gregory Patrick George. With the family growing they purchased a house from Whittier St. in Point Loma and had it moved to Viola's parents property on Whittier St. in Ocean Beach and welcomed their last child in 1966, a girl, Susanne Patricia George. Viola was a very busy mother and loved every minute of it.

Vi and Mal were very active with the Knights of Columbus. Mal was a past Grand Knight. They Bowled every week. Enjoying all the functions with the family. Unfortunately Mal passed away in 1983. But Viola made the best of it and kept on going and taking care of everyone. She did alot of traveling with friends and family. She was active in the St. Charles Altar Guild, The La Jolla Deanery, The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club, San Diego region. She enjoyed going on road trips with the club and her son Vincent. She was a member of the Ocean Beach Historical Society and also the Portuguese Historical Society.

She was know as a fun-loving gal who didn't care who you were or where you came from. She had many of friends from all different faiths and walks of life and welcomed all of them.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband Manuel P. George, Jr. and her son Vincent Paul George.

She is survived by her children, Anthony George (Gina), Rosanne George (Chet Rich), Gregory George (Darcy) and Susanne George. She also survived by her grandchildren Leah and Kelsie Rich and Gregory's children, Ava, Lily, and Daniel George.

We want to thank everyone who was a part of Viola's life. She lived a good long life. Two months shy of 93 years old.

The family would also like to thank Elizabeth Hospice which allowed her to carry out her wish of going home to live out the rest of her life. Along with the help of Rosie and Greg she was kept happy and comfortable prior to passing. Special thanks to the caregivers and volunteers, Amy and Jim, who would come and watch Gunsmoke and Bonanza with her weekly. Also Margaret for praying with her and visiting every other Sunday.

In lieu of flowers you can donate to the Portuguese Historical Society Scholarship Fund in Viola George's name or any of yours or her favorite charities.

Love to all and God Bless.

The George Family