George A Perry

October 15, 1924 - March 14, 2012

George Arthur Perry, 87, of Marysville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short illness. He was a retired warrant officer with the United States Marine Corps after serving 22 years, where he specialized in aviation electronics. He was a 1942 graduate of Dover Rural High School and attended San Diego State College. He was a member of New Dover United Methodist Church and Gideons International. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was born October 15, 1924 in Delaware County to the late Maurice Raymond and Cleo M. Calvert Perry and was also predeceased in 2007 by his wife of 37 years, Shirley A. Swanson Perry and a sister, Jennette Wise. He is survived by two adopted daughters, Becky Matheny and Barbi Williams, both of California; three sisters, Ann Britton of Arlington, Margaret Barker and Juanita Vigar, both of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home. Rev. Nancy Day-Achauer will officiate and military honors will be provided by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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