George R. Super passed on at his home in Quartz Valley on August 8th, 2022. He was born May 13th, 1938 in Karuk country to Alva Super and Elizabeth Case.
During his young life he built fond memories spending time alongside his cousins riding horses, fishing in the rivers and hunting the hills. His stories of childhood often included vivid memories of Scott Valley in the early days, and tribal elders who gathered together often and were instrumental in his life. He attended Chemawa Indian School. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy and toured the Pacific. After discharge he became a husband and father. He was a provider, through and through. You could find George on the sidelines coaching little league teams like the Phillies or fixing up bikes to see his boys compete in BMX racing. Later, when he became a grandpa, he was known for encouraging and teaching them cultural importance. He was also filling his drawers full of candy and took great joy in celebrating birthdays and milestones of all his grandkids.
Fond memories include George being ever-present at the tribal office, involved in tribal government and milestones of the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation. Many have witnessed his work ethic and the value he held in providing for his people. From knocking over big bucks, to pulling big fish, to harvesting traditional materials, he was as solid as they come. He held extensive knowledge of traditional plants, foods, and his territory. He was glad to share his knowledge with others who had a desire to learn.
In his later years he continued to be strong willed, no matter the trial. One of his qualities many of his loved ones cherish was his humor. He could light up a room with his wit and comebacks. He never seemed to miss a beat. George was blessed with 84 years of experience, a large family, and an army of those who have come to know and respect him.
He is survived by his children, Randall (Jack) Thom, Edward Hazelton, Evette & Andrew Lewis III, Richard Super, Leonard & Monica Super, April & Beau, Lovetta Super, his siblings Peggy Bennett and Fred Case. Many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and greats, and his dear old pal, Homer Bennett, Sr. He was preceded in death by wife, Deborah Super; children George Super, Jr. and Julia McCloud.
Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family, and online condolences may be made at girdnerfuneralchapel.com.