Meet George Mayol
George Walter Mayol recently came to live with us at Caring House. We are honored.
George was born in Hayward, California, the son of George Walter Mayol of Pocatello, ID, and Emma Wilson of Aspen, CO. His mother played piano for silent movies, and at one time played the organ at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. His father died when George was 4, and the family moved frequently.
George married Jane Bresee with whom he had two sons, Kurt and Erik. His closest family now is his sons and their spouses (Debra and Lisa), his grandchildren (Hayley, Max and Jake) and Carlene Ringer, his significant other.
George has spent most of his life in the South Bay Area, and proudly recounts stories of his paper route down the dirt roads that then were Redondo Beach streets.
George served his country as an Army MP at the Presidio in San Francisco, and as part of a battalion participating in nuclear testing at Camp Desert Rock at the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas, viewing 3 blasts, one from 112 miles away, and then walking through ground zero.
George entered USC Dental School in 1956, and became an enthusiastic lifelong Trojan supporter. He practiced dentistry in the South Bay for over 50 years. Dr. George is loved by his patients. He excelled in active sports, running, sailing, skiing, motorcycle riding.
He and Carlene have loved to travel and spend time at Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage. A great cook, George is also artistically talented — a spectacular 8′ teak entry door he designed and built graces a former home.
He and his son Kurt spent many hours together producing Exit, an award-winning 30′ trimaran they built from plans.
George is known as a real people person, a witty, fun loving, and caring friend — with the ability to become fast friends with someone he met ten minutes ago. His memory is phenomenal; his story-telling legendary.
We are glad George is with us at Caring House. We look forward to caring for this outgoing and talented man.
George died on September 19, 2020. Honor him. Remember him.