George Leo Dues

Lifelong Galveston County and Dickinson resident, George Leo Dues, 87, passed early Friday morning, June 20, 2014 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City surrounded by family. A second generation son of German farmers, he took over the daily operations of the family dairy, at the age of fifteen, with the death of his uncle Leo. In his twenties, George took on the full ownership of the dairy buying more productive cattle and making the milking process automated being one of the first in the area to do so.
Having learned horticulture from his nurseryman father, George had a love of plants and was a frequent donator to the fall bazaar plant booth at the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church of which he was a member as well as the other Catholic Churches in League City and Hitchcock for their fundraisers. As a boy he was a circuit altar server at all of these Parishes.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Edward H. and Adele Dues, and brothers Bob and Jim Dues. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolores, 3 daughters, Linda DeWitt, Georgia Stewart, Cindy Villarrubia, and their spouses Larry, Mike and Paul, and 2 sons, Wes and Greg and their spouses, Kim and Gloria as well as 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, his sister Mary Montgomery and her husband O.L., sisters-in-law, Bonnie Dues and MaryLou Dues and a whole host of extended family too numerous to count. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. George’s infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew him.

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