Thousand Oaks, California. - George Herbert Webster, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on October 18, 2018, after a recent stroke. He was born July 31, 1931 in Newport, New Hampshire to G. Howard and Theresa Pecor Webster. George graduated from Towle High School, Newport, NH, where he played Varsity Basketball, in 1949. George was introduced to the love of his live, Dorothy Juscen, in 1950. When she turned down his marriage proposal, he joined the Navy and served during the Korean Conflict in the Mediterranean. Dorothy soon changed her mind, and they were married in October 1952. After discharge in January 1955 as an Electrician’s Mate First Class, he became employed by New England Power Company, from which he retired in 1991. George worked his way up from Governor Attendant to Superintendent of the hydroelectric power stations on the Connecticut River.
The Websters settled into their first home in Brattleboro, where they raised their only child, Lillian Webster Lennox. In 1977, the Websters moved to Monroe, New Hampshire, when George accepted a promotion into management at New England Power. While there, the Websters enjoyed summers at their camp on Harvey Lake in Barnet, Vermont. Shortly before retirement, the Websters returned to the Brattleboro area, moving to Hinsdale, New Hampshire. In 1991, George and Dorothy fulfilled their lifelong dream of retiring to Florida, settling in Fort Myers. While there, George improved his golf game, scoring more than one “hole in one”, and they volunteered together in their local parish. In addition, they tutored children of immigrant families through the Guadalupe Center.
In 2008, George and Dorothy moved to Camarillo, California to be near their daughter, Lillian Webster Lennox. After his first stroke in 2015, George moved into Family Care Cottage in Thousand Oaks. George enjoyed staying in touch with his buddies from the Rolling Pin donut shop, “baseball and burgers” on Saturdays with his daughter and her family, and sci-fi and action movies with his daughter, Lillian.
George’s life was marked by acts of kindness to family and neighbors alike. After clearing the snow at their family home in Brattleboro, he would venture off to the homes of elderly neighbors, clearing their walks and driveways for them. In later years, he gathered up neighbors who couldn’t drive themselves to Mass, providing a much needed ride for the “old folks”. At church in Florida, he was the volunteer handyman, dearly missed by the priest when they moved away.
George was known to his five grandchildren (and many of their friends) as “Bepa”, a name coined by his oldest granddaughter, Meredith. They share happy memories of boat rides and laughs with Bepa, and the regular visits to California during the holidays. His youngest grandchild, Christopher, enjoyed many “sleepovers” with George and Dorothy at their home in Camarillo.
George lost the love of his live in 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was predeceased by his siblings, Richard Eddy, Arlene Eddy, Jean Webster Patten, and Betty Webster Merrill. He is survived by his daughter, Lillian Webster Lennox; grandchildren, Meredith Ann Lennox Chase, Emily Luora Mueller-Lennox, Natalie Katherine Lennox, and Abigail Michel Hopkins; and great-grandchildren Eliseo Porter Lennox Chase, Agustín Evans Lennox Chase, and James Porter Hopkins; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at Padre Serra Parish, in Camarillo, California at 9:30 am, on Saturday, October 27, with a reception following at the Lennox house. Rite of Committal will be at Saint Michael Cemetery, in Brattleboro, Vermont at 11:00 on Saturday, November 10, with a reception following at the home of Tina Squires, George’s niece.