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George Edward Sims

July 13, 1942 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 78)

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George Sims of Albany, Oregon Passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the age of 78 after a ten plus year battle with Alzheimer's.

George was born on July 13, 1942, to Leonard & Alma Sims in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George was the third of four boys. His family moved many times when he was growing up, ending up in Santa Monica, California where George often told stories of being a junior lifeguard.

George's family moved to Oregon in the early '60s where he met his love, Donna Jo Gamble. They were married on January 26, 1963, and had two children, a son Jerry and a daughter Terri Jo.

George spent many years working as a millwright, traveling to Baker City and Fort Bragg, California, then retiring from National Frozen Foods in 1996. George loved fishing, hunting, camping with his kids and grandkids, and being busy in the outdoors.

George was preceded in death by his father and his mother, his son Jerry and two brothers, Alfred and Robert.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Donna, daughter Terri Sims, grandsons, Bobby Scruggs, Matthew (Tammy) Scruggs, Breezie (Richard) Walland, Erica (Matthew) Kaminga, and one great-granddaughter, Ava Walland.

Due to the Covid pandemic, a memorial service will be planned for a later date. The family would like to extend a heart full of thankfulness and gratitude to the folks at Evergreen Hospice who took care of George in his last days.

Condolences can be left on the AAsum-Dufour funeral home website (www.aasum-dufour.com). Memorial Contributions can be made to Evergreen Hospice, Albany, Oregon.

 

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