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Celebration of Life for George M. Stillman

Oakhurst – George was born in Modesto, CA to Jess Stillman and Doris Stillman Moody on April 3, 1945.  He went into the arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ, on October 3, 2021, in Medford, OR, surrounded by his family.

He grew up in Fresno, CA after living in Modesto and Eugene, OR for a short time. He graduated from Fresno High School in 1963 and attended vocational college for a short time.

George married Eldine Boyd on February 22, 1986.  They have a daughter, a son, and 2 grandchildren.

He worked for North Central Fire District for 33 years. Upon retiring, he became involved with the Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue for 18 years. He also became a member of the Rogue Valley Search and Rescue in February, 2020.

George loved to hike, hunt, fish, and ride his quad.  He found great joy in the back country of the Sierra National Forest.

George was a founding member of the Cedar Valley Fire Station and got them their first fire engine.  He was a charter member of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church,  president of Sierra Ambulance, charter organizer for Boy Scout Troop 316, a member of Westminster Presbyterian in Medford, OR, and involved in the 2 search and rescue programs.

George is survived by the love his life, Eldine, daughter, Amy Gonzales (Erik), son, Andrew Stillman, 2 grandchildren, Austin and Brooklyn Gonzales, his brothers Tom Stillman (Joyce) and Stan Stillman (Ann).

George is preceded in death by his parents, Jess Stillman and Doris Moody, his brother, John Stillman, and his step-father, Warren Moody.

Remembrances may be sent to Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation for Search and Rescue or to Sierra Ambulance.

Search and Rescue addresses:
Madera Headquarters
2725 Falcon Drive, Madera, CA 93637

Oakhurst Substation
48267 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Sierra Ambulance
PO Box 2307
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Dispatch Center: 1-800-560-4911

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church in Oakhurst, CA on April 3 at 2:00.

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are
figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a
very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a
tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that
which could have been their finest hour.”

Sir Winston Churchill – British Prime Minister, Author and Nobel Prize Winner

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