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George Peter "Pete" Stone went home to be with the Lord Jesus November 9, 2013. Born August 12, 1934 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Jessie Otis "Pete" Stone and Rachel Louise Bailey. He went to Hoover High in Glendale, California where he was active in sports (football, baseball and track). After graduating from high school, he attended Glendale Junior College. After one semester of school, he decided to join the Navy in 1953, where he was assigned to a submarine. He met his wife, Evelyn Faye Hayes, while on leave and they were married in 1955. He was discharged from the Navy in 1957 and worked as a electronic technician until he was hired by the Downey Police Department in July,1958. While working as a police officer, he continued his education and received his MS from CSULB. He retired from the Downey Police Department in 1990 as the Chief of Police. After 48 years of marriage, his wife Evelyn passed away. Two years later, he met Dolores Marie Wallace at their active retirement community of Palmia. After a romantic courtship, they were married on May 19, 2007, with all of their children and grandchildren present. In his spare time, Pete loved to fish, watch his grandchildren's sporting events, attend dinner dances, cruise, and socialize with all his Palmia friends. Pete truly touched so many lives and was dedicated to his faith, family and friends. He was the best "Poppy" ever. In addition to his wife, Dolores, Pete is survived by his sister Patricia (Ed) Welbourn, three daughters Lisa (Paul), Dana (Kurt), Jami (Rick) and 3 step-children Linda (Joe), Rick (Annette) and Randy (Karen), his 13 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service honoring Pete's life will be celebrated Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10 a.m.at Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Wounded Warriors-Family Foundation, PO Box 231464, Montgomery, Alabama, 36123.
Published: Nov. 14, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 31