In Memory of




Obituary for Daniel Lee George

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Daniel L. George was born June 3rd, 1953 in Orcutt—a small town near the central coast of California—to proud parents, William and Wilma George. He was the youngest of four children. Dan was raised in church and taught to be honest, respectful, loving, and kind. These were traits he lived by his entire life. Growing up he enjoyed school and the outdoors,
especially camping, fishing and sports. In his youth, he played football and baseball, the latter being his favorite, and he excelled as a catcher. Later, as a young adult, he traded the diamond for lanes and had a run as an amateur professional bowler.

Growing up in the '50s and '60s, Dan started work at a young age doing all kinds of jobs, including a greenskeeper for a golf course. Eventually he made his way into the finance world where he spent most of his professional career. For many years, Dan worked in the Wilshire District (Los Angeles, CA), partnering with an attorney to help struggling businesses get back on their feet. Throughout his career he held various titles including CFO, COO, and VP. Dan was introduced to an Academy Award winning make-up artist who also owned a skincare and cosmetics company and Dan became the Controller/CFO and later went on to buy and run the company. He went into early retirement shortly before moving up to Oregon. Ultimately, he decided to go back to work and was still employed when he passed.

While working as a financial consultant for McCullaugh Leasing in the '70s, Dan met his wife, Cathy. They married and later welcomed their two daughters, Danielle and Jennifer. Family was everything to both of them and being "Daddy" was pure joy for him. The family was very involved with church and school activities. In his spare time, he enjoyed wood-working, projects around the house, and an occasional round of golf. But, fireworks displays, corny “dad jokes”, and his BBQ (especially his Santa Maria style tri-tip, turkey, BBQ chicken) were his trademark with family and friends.

Dan was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was generous, loving, and hard-working. He had a friendly, easy going nature and great sense of humor, with a ready laugh. His friendships and family life were dear to him. Dan's greatest wish was for all of his family and dear friends to make Jesus their personal savior, so he can see everyone again and spend eternity together.

The Lord called Dan home on January 20th, 2024. He is greatly missed. Dan is survived by his wife, Cathy; his two daughters, Danielle and Jennifer George, his sister Pam Brown, and brother Bill George. Dan has enjoyed his 6 grand-children, Savannah, Connor, Aubree, Donald, Tristan and Hailey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 9th, 2024 at 11am in the community center of Faith Church (2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, OR).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to either:

Door of Faith orphanage (La Mision, Baja, MX)

World Vision