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In Memoriam: George David Hofmann (March 16, 1968 – Aug. 25, 2023)

George Hofmann left this world on Aug. 25, 2023. He was a light in this world that made all those that met him, love him. He never met a stranger, he made everyone laugh and he is probably entertaining all of our loved ones in heaven.

George was born on March 16, 1968 in New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada. He spent a lot of his young life moving around with his family at new power plant start ups. He lived in so many states, from New York, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska and Montana just to name a few. The family created so many memories moving and living all over. He moved to Southern California and graduated from Tustin High School where he was on the swim team and earned an academic decathlon. He loved sailing his dad’s sailboat to Catalina. George worked many jobs from welding in Las Vegas when he was 21 to telemarketing, but he loved being a waiter where his personality for entertaining shined. 

George met Linda on her 26th birthday and got down on one knee and sang her ‘Happy Birthday.’ Six months later they started dating. George and Linda were inseparable and soon moved to Arizona to go to college. They took all their classes together and served on the student government with George taking a fitting role of public relations. They moved to Oregon to complete their degree and graduated with honors from Portland State. 

George found work at Bonneville Power Administration as a contracting officer. Following in the family footsteps of energy – it was a perfect fit and he was honored to be a civil servant. George and Linda married in 2003 at the First Christian Church in Silverton and built house in Ridgefield, Washington. He retired in 2005. George and Linda moved back to Silverton in 2022.

George loved music of all kinds. He loved to attend concerts, go to movies and travel. He has left an impression on everyone in his life and a place in our hearts forever.

George is survived by his wife, Linda Hofmann (Heide) of Silverton, his father Ray Hofmann of San Juan Capistrano, California; his mother, Janet Queen of Scotts Bluff, Nebraska; sister and brother-in-law, Leslie and John Huff of Mission Viejo, California; sister and brother-in-law, Deena and Hugh Bartlett of Sterling, Colorado; aunt, Carrye Meints and David of Filley, Nebraska; his nephew, Nick Walgren and family Peggy, Justin, George and Ricky of Gulfport, Mississippi; nieces, Rachel Rendon, Matt, Royal and John of Huntington Beach, California; niece, Julia McGaughey of Austin, Texas; niece, Kathrine Huff and nephew Alex Huff of Mission Viejo; and many great nephews. 

The rest of his family includes mother-in-law, Darlene Huddleston; nephew, Chris Ward and family Shelby, Taylor and Zander; brother-in-law, Ray Huddleston and Carla; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon and Michael Ward. His nieces also include Alyse Camarda, Carole Allred, Kathryn Huber, Renee Jenson and Jacqueline Maltman, and all his great nephews, great nieces and his many friends.

George is preceded in death by his grandparents, Walt and Pat Queen, and his Uncle Ace Queen of Lisco, Nebraska and nephew, Justin Walgren of Gulfport, Mississippi. 

The family would like to thank family and friends for all the support and love. Your hugs, flowers, help and everything has meant more than you know.

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