George A. Schultz
1928 - 2011
George A. Schultz, formerly of Payson, passed away June 22, 2011. He was born Jan. 10, 1928 to George Schultz and Blanche Wadsworth.
Mr. Schultz survived tragedy early in his upbringing in Lafayette, Ind.; he survived serving his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II and he survived decades of dangerous work as a union ironworker, building the basic infrastructure of dams and bridges across Arizona. He survived hundreds of calls into the Superstition Mountains as a search and rescue volunteer, whose service was so exceptional it was recognized by proclamation from both President George Bush and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
And now after surviving for 83 years with his integrity as a man humbly fulfilled, he is survived by his daughter, Julie; and son, Jerry; their children and their children’s children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores M Schultz, whom he married June 11, 1949; and Michael Schultz.
His determination and commitment to detail was expressed in his skill as a craftsman, outdoorsman and master storyteller. His legacy is as honest as it comes and his loyalty to his family and country never in doubt.
“Dad loved Payson — he even helped build the old Rodeo Grounds bleachers,” writes his daughter Julie.
Arrangements were handled by Superstition Funeral Home. Services were private.