George Gomez Quezada, 90, passed away peacefully at home with his immediate family at his side on August 20, 2023. He was born in Globe, AZ. March 17, 1933, and was the second son of three, born to Ramon and Estella Quezada.
George graduated from Phoenix Tech in 1951 where he earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Northern Arizona. Instead, he chose to marry his high school sweetheart Tillie Varela and they were blessed with six children. George was a loyal and committed father dedicated to his family. As a devoted father he set an example of family first, hard work, discipline, and respect. As a young man he spent his summers working with his father and brothers harvesting seasonal crops and continued to work in the produce market. George found his true passion and success in the beer industry where he thrived as a salesman.
George worked for Schlitz for 25 years and then moved to Hensley & Co. where he became Vice President of the Hispanic marketing department. After 20 successful years George retired in 1998.
George had wonderful skills of networking and building relationships within the cultural and business communities. He was dedicated to education and promoted the wellbeing of others through the following organizations: Chicanos Por La Causa, The Friendly House, ASU Los Diablos, Valle Del Sol,
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mujer, the Lowrider community, various golf organizations, local Military and Veteran organizations, and many churches throughout the valley.
After 12 years of being a single father George reconnected with Lena Bullock, who became the love of his life. They enjoyed 39 years of fun and adventure, which included spending time at his cabin with family and friends, dancing, attending parties and events, traveling the world, and managing his various
George is preceded by his parents, Ramon and Estella, brother Ruben and Grandmother Mrs. Delores Elliot. He is survived by his brother Louis, wife Lena Bullock, four daughters, Rachel Angulo (Frank), Yolanda Petri (Curt), Lucie Kolar (Dave), Susanna Quezada (Andy Armijo), two sons, George Jr. (Isabel), David (Dorothy Wright) and stepdaughter Cheryl Bullock. George has 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and cousins.
If you would like to pay your respect, Friday, August 25th, 2023, services will be held at St. Gregory Church located at 3424 N 18th Ave, Phoenix, with visitation at 9:00am a rosary recited at 9:30am and Mass to begin at 10am. Burial immediately following at St. Francis Cemetery located at 2033 N. 48th St. Phoenix.
A reception will be held at American Legion Post 41, located at 715 S. 2nd Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85003 from 12:30 – 4:00pm.