Passing of George Matlock

George Jackson Matlock passed away February 5, 2018. He was born in Mariposa on July 28, 1934. George attended Mariposa schools, including Mariposa High School. George passed peacefully, surrounded by family. He is survived by Diane Jones Matlock, wife of 63 years; children, Teenie, Doug, David, Darcy, and Sarah; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and brother, Roger. George’s ancestors immigrated to Mariposa during the Gold Rush and he had local indigenous ancestry. George worked for the Mariposa Public Utility District and California Division of Forestry. He was a volunteer fireman, member of the I.O.O.F., and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, George served as a military policeman in the 9th Inf. Div., “The Old Reliables”, at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. A good family man and friend, George will be dearly missed. An avid reader, he was very knowledgeable of history, aviation, and geology. As a young man he raced at Merced Speedway. George will be remembered for his love of family and community, kindness and generosity, and passion for cars. He will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Catholic Church cemetery. Rest in peace beloved husband, father, and friend. ­­All are welcome to attend a celebration of life on February 24, 12PM, at the Masonic Hall in Mariposa. Donations maybe sent to the Ewing Wing, John C. Fremont Hospital, P.O. Box 216, Mariposa CA 95338.


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