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Info Sheet - George C. LeBarge

Died 31 January 2007
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George C. LeBarge George LeBarge died peacefully in his home January 31, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer. Born April 3, 1953, he was a life-long native of Tucson, Arizona and proud of it. George was the second son of Bob and Val LeBarge.

After attending Catalina High School, he enlisted in the Army in 1971 where he served his country in Viet Nam on the front lines as a chief helicopter mechanic, and brought the colors home on the last flight out of the country.

On his return, George was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in various positions for 32 years, and elected to retired in 2004 to pursue his first love of serving people as a real estate agent and broker. He was involved, first on the side then full-time, in the field of real estate for 25 years and made it his goal to help people find the home of their dreams.

George was deeply invested in his friends and clients and made it standard practice to always have an open door policy in his home.

George was a generous and kind man who loved to laugh and experience the positive side of life. His final act of giving was to donate his remains to the University of Arizona's College of Medicine, for the furtherance of medical science.

George is preceded in death by both of his parents. He leaves behind his wife, Joy Johnson-LeBarge, of Tucson, his daughter and son-in-law, Renae and Doug Moose, his granddaughter, Mikayla Moose, of Phoenix, Arizona, and his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Nancy LeBarge, of Phoenix, Arizona.

A celebration of George's life occured Sunday, March 18, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., in the backyard of his home. In keeping with George's "No Sniveling" mandate, it was a joyous occasion with a small band and serious refreshments afterward.

George requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to the George LeBarge Scholarship Fund, in care of Tucson Baptist Temple, 1525 S. Columbus Blvd., Tucson 85711.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 14, 2007