George M. Nemo, passed away on February 19, 2016 at the age of 90. George was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, to Albert and Mary Nemo. He was raised and schooled in Sedro-Woolley.
George enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. He was stationed on the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon returning to the mainland, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was honorably discharged in 1946.
George returned to the Skagit Valley where he married Lois Heggen on October 24, 1949. They made their home in Mount Vernon where their three “Bandits” (his words) were born.
George worked in construction. He was a 50 year member of the Laborers International Union of North America, starting in 1952 until his retirement.
George loved kids – he loved to talk of the many years he coached Little League. Until his passing, kids would still come up and tell him they were part of his team.
His fondest memories are the many family trips to Maui, HI, and of course, camping at Lake Chelan.
Dad would take us kids (everybody’s kids) waterskiing, snow skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking, golfing, boating and on the famous car trips! “Don’t make me stop this car!” on occasion, he did!
George is survived by son, Nick Nemo; daughter, Debi Dunlap and her husband, Tom; grandson, Andy Nemo; great-granddaughter, Shailee Nemo; brother, Robert Nemo and many dear nieces and nephews. PaPa is also survived by his best buddy, his granddaughter, Mindy Dunlap.
George was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lois; son, Rick Nemo; sister, Josephine Jackson and brothers, Albert and Joe Nemo.
Dad, mom, we will forever miss you.
PaPa, the sauce is on!
At George’s request, there will be no service. He will be laid to rest at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, La Conner under the care of Lemley Chapel.