George P. Stallings, Jr died on March 04, 2018 of the sudden onset of an Aortic Dissection, he was 63.
George was born in Sycamore, Illinois to Barbara and George Stallings. They moved to Minnesota where he grew up in White Bear Lake. He learned to love the outdoors at an early age being a boy scout in his younger years and sports in his high school years. When others were buying their first car, George bought a sail boat so he could be out on the water with the wind in his hair!
He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Pathology. He also met Mary at the U of M and they married in 1979. They picked up and moved west and the dust never settled on the adventures and moves made over the 34 years they were married. Minnesota, Wyoming, Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Idaho before kids…while in Colorado he earned his Master's degree in Science Education, then a PhD in Plant Science while in Idaho. He dedicated the next 30 years of his life to Research and Development and striving for a better world in multiple areas of agriculture.
He has three wonderful grown children, Austin, Makensie and Courtney. He loved to share stories with people about his children and the adventures they had growing up in Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, back to Oregon, Florida and Idaho! He loved to teach his children. He taught them many things about learning and trying new ideas. He taught his love for the outdoors to all of them. Skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, walking the beaches, road trips etc., etc., etc.!
George was last living in Vancouver Washington where he continued to ski, travel, ride bikes and worked diligently in his chosen field of study. He will be greatly missed for his leadership in the agriculture field and his desire to deliver nothing but the best from himself.
He is survived by his children Austin Stallings of Boise ID, Makensie Stallings of Boise ID and GCNP, AZ, Courtney Stallings of Anchorage AK. His former wife Mary Stallings of Boise ID and his sister Shirley Clute of Holliston MA. He will be missed by us all.