• George inspired us all to live beautifully

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    Cat and brick walk

    In the early morning dawn,

    He would talk and touch me.

    George would often walk with me.


    George is gone now.


    But the love, the walk, and the touch

    Will always be.


    The Cat


    Clip art p14 8.20.13

    In memory of
    George Schumacher

    10/10/38 – 7/18/17
    Founder, Cat lover and
    Boxwood curator


     Please note: we will be closed Wednesday July 26th.

     Private services will be held on Wednesday July 26th.

    Memorial services August 26th 3pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Turlock



    George was an inspirational person devoted to his gardening passion and his community.
    We invite you to share your memories of our late founder in the comments below.
    Obituary to be found on at www.turlockfuneralhome.com, soon.



    9 Responses to George inspired us all to live beautifully

    1. Todd Anderson
      July 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

      A few times in a lifetime, you meet a guy like George. The guy that starts laughing just about the moment he sees you. I can say the same for myself. I don’t remember when I met George, or even where. Could have been at the nursery or the lumberyard. I do know this: I enjoyed every laugh and conversation I ever had with him. We could yak about plants, politics, Turlock, and on and on. All subjects were easy to talk about with George. I’m pretty blessed with friends, but not sure I can find many equals to George Schumacher. Thanks for sharing him with us Greenery family and Schumacher family. You enabled us each with a bright spot in our day with George. Our condolences to each of you and my wish of peace and smiles to his memory.

    2. Brad
      July 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      George was such a nice person. Through the years, we enjoyed many a conversation with him.. He will be missed.
      Brad & Christie

    3. Barbara Oliver
      July 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      We are deeply saddened to hear this news.
      George will be remembered for his kindness, those twinkling eyes, his LOVE for boxwood and his all around beautiful nature.
      He will be missed and remembered always in our hearts.

      Jerry and Barbara Oliver

    4. Tom and Gwendy Reeser
      July 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      We will always think about George with great appreciation and admiration when we step into our backyard as he was the original designer.

    5. Sue (Streeter) Nixon
      July 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      I will always have fond memories of George giving us gardening advice back in the seventies, when I knew very little about California plants. What a terrific person to have known!!!

    6. Ron Baram
      July 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Pickles and I are saddened hearing of the loss of our friend George, he was one of the good guys and we will dearly miss him -Ron Baram

    7. Carol Skooglund
      July 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      We are grateful for having known George and will fondly remember the many Holiday Open House events that First Street Frame was honored to share with The Greenery. He loved beauty and good design and founded a nursery that is part of what makes Turlock the gem of the valley. He also was the inspiration behind our unique housing development, Casa de Patios, where he was a great next door neighbor. We will miss seeing him water and talking to his cat.
      Fondly, The Skooglund Family

    8. Dorothy and Gene Wainwright
      July 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      George never failed to greet with a smile.
      He was a very. genuine man.

    9. Carol McRoberts
      July 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      George was a well respected man much like his old partner Joe Gallison. I’d say a “Few Good Men”.

      The Greenery is still one of locally owned GREAT businesses in a Turlock.

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