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George. W. Folsom

Born: 7/7/1915

Died: 4/22/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

George W. Folsom, 90, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away April 22, 2006, at Lakeview Christian Home. He was born July 7, 1915, to Jerry and Mattie Elizabeth Harris Folsom in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.

He was raised and attended school in Oklahoma and worked in the farming industry. George served in the U.S. Army from 1935 to 1938, and then worked as a civilian at the weapons depot in Gallup, New Mexico, throughout World War II.

George married Juanita Statham on October 31, 1938, in Spiro, Oklahoma. After World War II, he returned to Oklahoma to work in the coal mines. He moved to Carlsbad in 1951 and worked for PCA as an electrician until his retirement. George was a 32nd-degree Mason with 50-year pins in both the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. He was also a long-time member of the IBEW local union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Juanita Folsom; two daughters, Georgia Vining and husband Jack of Carlsbad and Sarah Kirby of Carlsbad; three grandchildren, Jack Vining Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Winnona, Texas, Bobby Vining and wife Tammy of Longview, Texas, and Aaron Kirby and wife Robin of Carlsbad; three sisters, Edna Bull and husband Benjamin of Houston, Texas, Alyce Caldwell and husband Ray of Topeka, Kansas, and Elizabeth Howard of Centinal, Oklahoma; and nine great-grandchildren.