Obituary: George Adam Stegmeir
George Adam Stegmeir, 86, passed into the arms of his lord on April 4, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona.
George was born in Winslow, Arizona to Charles and Meta Stegmeir on January 28, 1934. He always got a laugh out of telling people he was born eight days after his parent’s anniversary, always leaving off the part that it was a year later.
George lived there for a good part of his life and graduated from Winslow High School in 1951. He joined the United States Navy in 1952.
George lived two very full lives. The first half he enjoyed hunting and fishing, being in the woods, visiting with great friends and of course sharing many spun tales with his friends at the World Famous Sultana over a cold Schlitz. He didn’t know a stranger and his children would always marvel (when they were younger, and roll their eyes when there were older) that no matter what town he was in there always seemed to be someone he knew. George had the gift of gab and he did enjoy being around people.
George brought his family to Williams in 1971 when he purchased the then Gibbs Mortuary and opened Stegmeir and Sons Funeral Home. He made many, many friends along the way.
The later years of George’s life were spent with his wife Linda in Prescott, Arizona where he was very active in his community and church. He continued to work until he was 85 as he always needed to “Keep Busy”.
He was happy and proud of his family and spent every chance he had with them. One of his greatest prides in the last few years was when his daughter Elizabeth opened her Animal Sanctuary and Rescue where he spent many hours working with her bringing this dream to reality.
George was proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Meta Stegmeir, daughters Annette and Debbie and many aunts and uncles he adored. He is survived by his wife Linda Stegmeir, Prescott, Arizona, sister Margaret Hunter of Eugene, Oregon, children James (Patty) Hall of Chandler, Arizona, Jim (Cathy) McGee of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Steve Stegmeir of Prescott Valley, Arizona, David Stegmeir of Baufort, South Carolina, Elizabeth (Liz) Stegmeir of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Jodi Stegmeir of Pueblo, Colorado
He had nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be cremated and his ashes with be placed next to his great grandfather John Stegmeir in Winslow, Arizona at a later date. George was very loved and will be greatly missed by all who really knew him.