Lucille Hooper-George wasn’t only a sister, a mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and great friend. She was God fearing, a fighter, a teacher and a guide. She was a perfectionist, a comforter and a mentor to all she knew.
They are our living roots and their words weave the tapestry of not only their past, but our past as well.
Lucille was born on June 2, 1937 to Art and Alice Kawich Hooper in Reese River, Nevada. She always talked about everyday ilfe and how much it gave her livelihood to ride horses and do everyday chores alongside her 13 brothers and sisters. She attended elementary school in Ione and Reese River. She later attended Steward Indian School for a brief time before deciding to return home to her family in Reese River, Nevada and started to work as a house keeper so she could be close to her family and her home. Family was always a huge dynamic to Lucille, it was also during this time that Lucille would meet the love of her llife, Douglas Elden George, Sr. The pair were introduced to one another through Lucille’s brother, Ernest Hooper. Ernie always says he knew Doug was a good man for his sister to marry. Doug and Lucille later married in July 1958 in Lovelock, Nevada and started their family and had four children. Wanda George Quasula, Shelley George, Doug George, Jr., and their youngest daughter, Annette George.
Doug became employed with A &K Earth Movers in Fallon, Nevada. Lucille and Doug moved their family in 1970 when Doug became employed with the Nevada Department of Transportation. Lucille and Doug resided at the Current Creek Maintenance Sation untill it closed in 1979. It was then they moved to Duckwater, Nevada where Lucille worked at Duckwater Shoshone Tribe for a number of years in various capacities.
Lucille’s livlihood has always been for her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She loved to go to rodeos, basketball and sotball games where she cheered them on. Later in her years she loved spending time with her great grandkids and found joy in reading and spending quality time with them.
She also loved to travel and visit with her sisters, brothers and their families, in addition to spendiing time with her friends. Family has always been important to Lucille.
Lucille is survived by her daughters; Wanda Quasula (Ron, Sr.) of Peach Springs, Arizona; Shelley George of Phoenix, Arizona and Annette George (Dan Roosevear) of Duckwater/Whiteriver, Nevada. Sons, Douglas George, Jr., and Michael Hooper (Amber) of Duckwater, Nevada. Lucille is also survived by her sisters, Orpha Hooper George, Verna Hooper Brady, Laura Hooper Saunders, Darlene Hooper Dewey and her brother, Ernest Hooper. Lucille also is surived by her 15 grandchilden; Miranda George, Shalene Collins (Sean), Rondi and Valerie Quasula,Tanya Shae Quintero (PVT), Nicole Lupe, U.S Army, Sierra Lupe, Charmayne and Kyle George, Carlin, Breeyanna, Lylah, Aleigh, Micah. Sienna, Shay, Micah and 13 great Grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support throughout this difficult time.
Services were held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Garden’s Funeral Home in Fallon, NV. She was laid to rest in the Reese River Cemetery.