George A. Quesada, Sr. age 86, died on July 15, 2012 at home in Aubrey, Texas. Born in New York City, George served in the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance unit of the 20th Air Force Guam Unit in WWII. He earned a degree in education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. and an M.A. in Latin American History from Florida State University, Tallahassee. As a young college graduate, George was a teacher and a principal in Lowell, N.C. Later, his career with the U.S. Health Department took him to New Mexico, California, New York, and Texas.
He was proudest of his family and his service to his country. An only child, he enjoyed his nine sets of brothers and sisters through marriage. His first wife, Bonnie Stroupe Quesada, of Alexis, N.C., preceded him in death. George is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Maxine S. Quesada, of Aubrey, Texas, six children, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews.
George was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Denton, and served on the boards of many civic organizations in Aubrey, including the Aubrey Area Library.
A visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. A funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Cliff Feeler officiating. Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, George requested any memorial contributions be made to the Aubrey Area Library; 107 South Main Street; Aubrey, Texas 76227.
Funeral services are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey, Texas.