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George B. Humphreys

George B. Humphreys, 90, Brookings, died Nov. 20, 2000, at his home.

He was born Feb. 15, 1910, in Benton County to Charles and Dorthea (Frey) Humphreys.

As a teenager George delivered telegrams by bicycle. He was a Merchant Marine, worked in a mattress manufacturing plant and also as a millwright for a logging mill.

He married E. Theora Ivie, Feb. 18, 1943.

When he retired he followed the carnival Funtastic for 15 years. He also was a camp host for seven years for the Forest Service in Little Redwood and the Winchuck.

He was a lifetime member of the Chetco Senior Center and of Cal-Ore Life Flight. He loved his wife dearly.

He was a pioneer activist in Curry County senior citizen affairs for the past 25 years, especially in establishing the three senior centers.

Survivors include his wife E. Theora Humphreys, Brookings; sons M. Jack James and Earl B. Humphreys; daughter Dorthea T. Humphreys.

Also surviving are five grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and one sister A. Pauline May.

A remembrance gathering will be held Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chetco Senior Center, 550 Chetco Lane. A time is set aside for individuals to verbally contribute their thoughts and remembrances of Humphreys, organizers said.

Arrangements are under the direction of Scantlins Brookings Mortuary Chapel.


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