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George Emery Mace
04/15/1928 — 01/21/2004
From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Los Angeles, CA
George Emery Mace
On January 21, 2004, George Emery Mace, 75, of West Richland, Washington, entered into rest, in Richland, WA. having been surrounded by loved ones. George was born April 15, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, to Emery Mace and Della Campuzano. He served in the WW II Merchant Marines and the Army Air Corp. He traveled many, many miles as a long-line truck driver. On January 19, 1975, George married the joy of his life, Carol. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. They resided in Southern California, Fallon, Nevada, Kirkland, Washington and moved to West Richland in 1988. They owned and operated Webster Hobby Shop in Seattle for many years before moving to West Richland. During the time here, they owned Ruppert Ranch Collectibles, until retirement several years ago. George was known for his beautiful gardens, which he tended to so carefully and lovingly. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many wonderful times with Carol in their motor home, camping and fishing. Trips to Reno and Jackpot were always great fun. He was also known for house-hopping, as moves from home to home were frequent. The challenge of a new home project always intrigued him. Each home he left was a more beautiful place due to his care. George was one of a kind. He possessed a loving and generous spirit and was always eager to lend a helping hand. Wife Carol of West Richland survives him. He is also survived by daughter Nina Richard Sandoval, Bellflower, CA., grandchildren Stacy Martha Thompson and Tracey Jeff Burke; daughter Kathy Ralph Ammendolia of West Richland, grandchildren Melissa Michael Miller and Kelly Ammendolia; son Mike Gail Sullivan, Grand Forks, ND. Preceding him in death were mother, Della, son George Jr., daughter Christine, and sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Preston Garst. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. He will forever live in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him. We will miss him but are thankful for his presence in our lives. A memorial service is planned for 11:00am, Monday, January 26, 2004 at Einans Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes, Kennewick, WA. 99336.
Grandpa and Carol lived many miles away but were always close to our hearts. He loved life and lived it to the fullest, doing more than many people could ever dream of. Knowing that is comforting. We will miss Grandpa very much, though he will always be alive in our memories. To all of his friends and family we have not met, our thoughts are with you.
Mike Sullivan & Family,
Please accept my deepest condolence for the loss of your loved one.
Our sincere condolences to our co-worker Mike Sullivan and all of his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you,
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Has been great knowing George and cutting his hair since you moved here from Kirkland. Do want to say thank you again for the beautiful Christmas Cactus. It has been blooming for the past few weeks.
Our sincere sympathy to Mike and his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We send our sincere condolences to you from your friends on Lob Lane. We didn’t get to spend much time with you and Geroge but enjoyed our friendly visits with both of you.
Ab. and Barbara Shobe
Dear Carol, Mike, Gail & other family members,
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.
Ralph & Judy Thornton
Dear Mom, Mike, Kathy, Ralph, Melissa, Michael, and Kelly,
Thinking of you constantly and wishing I could be there with you. What a nice tribute to George this is. I am remembering all the good times. Talk to you soon! Love, Gail
You have my deepest sympathies during this time and most certainly my prayers. I will always remember that smile of George’s when he came looking for Kathy at the store.
Luv to All,
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
We remember George as such a wonderful man, always happy.
We wish we could be there with you. Sending you Love and big hugs. Take care and we’ll talk to you soon.
Love Kim & Jim
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.