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George Richard High, born July 5, 1945, passed away on April 25, 2022 at home in Austin, Texas in the care of his wife and daughter, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Greatly loved and admired, he is survived by Beverly, his beloved wife of 55 years; his daughter, Kimberly (Bobby), and his son, David (Sherry) and Mira, his granddaughter. He is also survived by his sister Linda McFadden of Crossville, Tennessee and three nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Edna Seeba and his father, Arthur High.
George postponed his senior year in college to marry his love, Beverly, in 1967 and helped his father start up his new business in Stamford, Connecticut. George and Beverly returned to Fairfield, Iowa where George graduated from Parsons College in 1969 with a Biology degree. George and Beverly returned to Connecticut where George worked with his Dad before heading to Texas with his wife and children, where the environmental job market was booming.
George worked as an environmental consultant for various A/E firms and established his own environmental consulting business in the 1980s. He was very successful and had a strong work ethic and was respected as a multi-talented leader in his field. His work took him on many journeys to places, including Egypt and Germany, and across the US from the northwest to the southwest, and even to his favorite state, Alaska.
George was an adventurer (hiking, camping, hunting, Hotter-than-Hell 100-mile bike ride) and was a nature and animal lover. He was his children’s biggest fan in soccer, scouts, and countless school accomplishments. He was very proud of the man and woman that David and Kimberly became. To his children, George was “a mighty man, a builder and creator, and a man of absolute integrity” and was loved and admired. To his wife, George was a dear partner, crisis manager, Mr. Fix-it, finder of humor in unexpected places, good kind of rebel, and love of her life.
Thank you to the nurses and others at Altus Hospice. A private memorial service is planned.
May George rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.
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