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George John Vieira U.S. Veteran

August 23, 1928 - February 14, 2011

George John Vieira was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Garden Grove, Calif., the son of Marcelino and Marie Vieira. He passed away in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 14, 2011, at the age of 82.

George served in the U.S. Army and later built a career as an electrician. In 1975 he moved to the Gorge area.

He loved drinking coffee and did a little wood carving, but mostly enjoyed going out into the woods to cut firewood.

He is survived by his children, Chris Vieira, of LaPine, Ore., Greg Vieira, of Parkdale, Ore., Lisa Cavanagh, of Portland, Ore., and Matt Vieira, of Hood River, Ore.; grandchildren Kristin, Maggie, Joe, Cody, Colten and Kalen; and great-grandchild Regan.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie, in 2005.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements. Please send condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook at www.columbiagorgefunerals.com.