February 18, 1933 – August 10, 2018
He was born in San Diego, CA to George & Elizabeth (Mason) Tranberg. George passed away at Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt in Blaine, WA after circulation problems in his legs which began in March. He went very peacefully and I’m so thankful I was there with him.
George grew up in No. Hollywood, CA until he was 17, and graduated in Lavina, MT. He served in the Army, became a smokejumper for 3 seasons and joined the border patrol in 1956; he came to Blaine in 1962, serving here, Lynden and back to Blaine, finally retiring as Deputy Chief on February 20, 1983.
George was married to Roxana Pfundt 1964-1978. He had may interests and loved being out in nature. He climbed Mt. Rainier in 1963, camped, hiked in Utah (Escalante) from 1990 every year for 13 years. He was interested in Civil War history, writing poetry and reciting it from memory.
I met him January 6, 1984 and we were married on October 12, 1985. We loved going on cruises, and to Cannon Beach twice a year for 29 years.
He was predeceased by his mother, father and stepmother. Also, our “kids”, dogs Happy, Snowflake, Mitzy and cat Garfield. Surviving him is wife Lise, brother David (Janice) of Laurel, DE, beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, dog Biscuit and cat Dusty.
In lieu of flower, please send donations to Stafholt, 456 C St., Blaine, WA 98230, or to the Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St., Bellingham, WA 98226. George had many dear friends in Blaine, and will be missed a lot.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for the care he received at Stafholt. The staff was caring and compassionate. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Gib Morrow for taking care of him all these years, his care is appreciated so much. Rest in peace my love, and thanks so much for 34 years we had together.
Celebration of Life will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Blaine Senior Center, 763 G Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.