George R Sutton (82), a former Madera resident, passed away peacefully on Feb 5, 2018 after a long illness. George was born Aug 17, 1935 in Los Banos, CA to Paul and Mildred (DeArmond) Sutton. He attended Woodbury and Golden Gate Universities studying bookkeeping and tax accounting.
George was a Madera business owner of the old Forehand Sutton Motors as well Miss Buckey-Dee Stables. George was also active with the Madera County Horseman’s Association. Many of their horseshows were held at the Miss Buckey-Dee ranch on Ave 14 1/2. For the last 30 years George had a tax and accounting business in Palm Springs, CA.
George married Mary Fast on 1989. Together they enjoyed traveling in their RV all over the Western US and Canada. George was a long-time member of the Elks in Madera and Palm Springs. He served as a two-time Past Exalted Ruler in Palm Springs as well as a California Past State Vice-President.
George is survived by his wife of 29 years Mary of Palm Desert, CA; children Reggie (Scottie) of Palm Springs, CA, Paul (Melinda) of Bermuda Dunes, CA, Darrell Fast (Liza), and Rose Fast of Edmonton, Alberta. George also had four grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Gayle Ford.
Keeping with his wishes, there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, rememberances may be sent to the Elks Lodge Purple Pig Fund to care for children with disabilities.