George moved to White Pine County in 1952. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the VFW James Jewell Post 3547. George enjoyed doing carpentry work, fishing, hunting, camping and ATV riding. He loved spending time with his family.
George is survived by his two daughters Elena Josie and Rosie Adamson both of Ely; three sons Chester Barela, George Barela Jr and Patrick Barela all of Ely; four grandchildren Anna (Jess) Hiatt of Ely, Bernadette (Cody) Burrows of Vernal, Utah, LaCinda (Drugh) Waggener of Ely and Jayme (Marc) Krueger of New York; three step-grandchildren Priscilla Charles of Reno, NV, John Trujillo of Ely and Scott Trujillo of McGill; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Barela; son Gilbert Barela; two grandchildren Brenda Trujillo Hampton and Larry Leaders and one great grandson Cody Drake.
The Recitation of the Rosary is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 P.M. at Mountain Vista Chapel. Holy Mass will be held Thursday, May 14th at 11:00 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Ely City Cemetery with Military Honors.