George C. Moulton passed away on February 25, 2009. He was 73 years old. George was born on September 16, 1935 in Emmett, Idaho to William and Irma Mouton. George attended school in Emmett and graduated from Emmett High School in 1953. He then enrolled in Boise Junior College, but his college education was cut short when enlisted in the Navy in 1954.
Upon completion of his hitch in the Navy, George entered the airline and transportation industry, which turned into a career of over fifty years. In 1956, he joined the staff of West Coast Airlines and subsequently became Manager of Interline and Agency Sales, directing all sales activities and programs affecting other airlines and travel agents. In 1961, he joined Air West (Bonanza) as Director of Interline – Agency Tour Sales where he worked for 10 years. His next move was to World Airways in 1971. He was assigned to their corporate headquarters in Oakland, California and served as the Director of Inclusive Tour Charters. In 1977, he was promoted to Assistant Vice-President of Sales and in 1981, he was promoted to Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
During his airline and travel career, George was honored by the industry when he was selected to serve three terms as Chairman of the Air Traffic Conference of America Travel Agents Committee, as Chairman of the airlines Consolidated Air Tour Manual and as Chairman of the U.S. regional airlines Interline Sales Managers Conference.
On July 11, 1987, George married the love of his life and soulmate Truth French in Lake Tahoe, NV. They lived in Laguna Beach, CA for many years, but eventually settled in West Covina, CA in their beautiful home of the past 10 years.
In his younger years, George earned his private pilot’s license. His love of flying stayed with him throughout the remainder of his life. He had a tremendous love of travel, both through his career and as a hobby. He traveled the world extensively visiting Europe, Australia, and Asia. He also traveled throughout the United States. George told Truth “the only two places he had never been were Corsica and Catalina Island.” He didn’t make it to Corsica, but he made it to Catalina. His most loved destination was the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.
George had a strong work ethic and a great sense of joy and love for life. He and his wife entertained extensively and with a great flair; their home was always open to family members and their many friends who gravitated to them. Both George and Truth were gourmet cooks and enjoyed cooking, entertaining, reading, discussing and debating politics (George was known to argue at length with the TV announcers and analysts), traveling and most of all, being in the company of their family and friends.
George was preceded to heaven by his Father and Mother. He leaves behind on this earth his adored wife of 22 years, Truth, his daughters Teresa Moulton of Burlingame, CA, Shelly Hook (Allen) of Yuma, AZ and Janelle Conaway (Michael) of Boise, ID., his step-children Craig French (Vivian) of West Covina, CA and Kendall (B. Koebke) French of San Diego, CA, his grandchildren Brendan French, Amanda Conaway, Trevor French, Tanner Hook, Delino Hook and Mike Conaway, his brother William Moulton and his sister Barbara Cole (Bob) of Boise, ID. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews as well as a bundle of very close friends. George was one of the “Good Guys.”