Memorial for Local Icon, Merv George, Held Sunday
Today, members of the community gathered to say goodbye to a beloved local musical icon, Merv George, Sr., whose band kept generations of northwestern Californians swaying to the beat. George was also a very respected Hupa Tribal Ceremonial leader. And, today would have been his 75th birthday.Among those who participated in the memorial at the Bear River Event Center was, his son, Merv George, Jr., who gave the obituary speech. Here’s a small piece.
Here George, Jr. talks George, Sr.’s many accomplishments including his work with the Smithsonian Museum.
Melodie George-Moore sang a beautiful song for her father.
Note: all photos and video by Bobby Kroeker.
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- Mervin Louis George, Sr:’He faithfully, diligently, resourcefully, and unfailingly performed his sacred duties’