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George Alonzo Hurd III
August 7, 1936 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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George Alonzo Hurd III was born August 7, 1936, at his Grandmother Vivian Stingley’s home in Highmore, S.D. His parents were Lon and Marjorie Hurd, the local morticians. He had an older half-sister Joanne and was followed later by his sister Catherine.
George’s formative years were spent in Highmore where he had a group of loyal friends and attended the local school. During high school, he participated in track but excelled in basketball. His game record for the Highmore Pirates of 42 points still stands. There were no 3 pointers back in those days! Later in life he was able to play in various leagues with his sons.
During the summers he helped harvest Kentucky Blue grass and worked for the local farmers. He also worked for the County Highway Department, the railroad, and his Grandfather Hurd at the grain elevator in Watertown, S.D.
George graduated high school in May of 1955 and attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, S.D. While working at Devries Dairy he hurt his back delivering milk resulting in surgery in Sioux Falls, S.D. With the help of Workman's Compensation, he was able to go to computer school in Omaha, NE. This was the beginning of a lengthy career in the computer business.
He married high school sweetheart Sharon Faulstich on Dec. 18, 1955, in Highmore, S.D. They celebrated 67 years together. They had five children. Lori was born in 1960 in Aberdeen, S.D. followed by Brad in 1961 in Downey CA. Rod was born in 1966 in Anaheim, CA. Nancy was born in 1967 followed by Kristi in 1970, both in Ogden, UT. He was very proud of his family and their accomplishments.
Over the years, he worked for Mobil Oil Co. in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. He worked in the Catalina Swimwear division of Kaiser Roth in Los Angeles, CA. He also worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Co. in Utah and Idaho. He worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Co. for 32 years as the purchasing agent for 3 factories and retired in 1999.
George was active in the Lutheran Church in Utah and Idaho and held numerous positions throughout the years. Involvement in the community was important to him as well. He supervised the Buckaroo Breakfast, was involved in Parade America, volunteered at golfing events with his sons, son in law and grandson. He also supervised hole #10 at the Albertsons Boise Open for many years.
Hunting, fishing, and camping were pleasures he enjoyed but GOLF was always at the top of the list. He could spot a golf course a mile away! All bets were off when he golfed with his boys and other family members. Only snow would stop him! During his golfing career he made 3 holes in one. That was something he was proud of.
Alzheimer’s disease has taken all of us on quite a journey and for George that journey ended September 30, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his son Brad, son in law Bart, granddaughter Ashlee, parents, sisters, grandparents, and many other family members.
He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters Lori, Nancy, and Kristi, and son Rod along with their families and a host of friends. Although he will be missed, we know he is now free from the grips of this terrible disease.
Finally, the family would like to thank all the caregivers who gave so much of themselves in caring for George. There will be a special place for you in Heaven.
Private family services were held at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Condolences may reach the family at: 11097 W. Willow Ave. Nampa, ID 83651 Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book and full obituary is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com