George Edward Hamling, longtime resident of Woodinville, passed away in Springfield, Oregon, March 9, at the age of 79. George was born February 16, 1933, at Grindstone, South Dakota. He moved to Washington after serving honorably in the U.S. Air Force in Japan and Okinawa. He worked for Boeing Aircraft and later worked as a drywall finisher. George enjoyed motorcycle racing and restoring classic motorcycles and cars, including a 1960 Lotus Elite. He treasured the Woodinville Public Library and loved his dogs, his family and his friends.
George was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marcella Nelson; brother, Patrick O. Myers, and mother and stepfather, Isabelle N. and Orville Myers.
He is survived by his sister, Edith Hamling Broaddus (Don); sister, Nancy Myers Lankhorst (Royal); brother, Bruce Myers; niece, Debora Broaddus Henry (Darcy); nephew, David Broaddus (Joyce); niece, Melissa Myers; niece, Isabelle Lankhorst, two great nieces and three great nephews. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.