George E. Rizer, 64, born Oct. 27, 1945, in Pueblo passed away April 24, 2010. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Susie; son, Jeffrey Murray (Janice) of Trinidad; daughter, Adrienne (David) Hobbs of Powell, Ohio; parents, Edward and Berna Rizer; sister, Effie Fern; brother, Jim Rizer all of Pueblo. He had five grandchildren; Alley, Scott and Melly Murray, Elizebeth and Riley Hobbs; and numerous special family members. He graduated from CSU with a degree in construction management. He worked on numerous projects in his career. George and his dad built and managed the Mesa Hardware stores for 20 years. Recently he has been consulting in the electrical contracting business with his son in Trinidad. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, making wine, and traveling. George had a great sense of humor and an unending list of jokes. He was a source of guidance for family members and friends. Memorial service, Saturday May 1, at 2:00 pm in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,

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  1. Suzie,
    Just a note to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Val, Larry, Kim and J.W. Kim sends her condolences from Las Vegas.

  2. Effie and family: I offer my condolences to you all. My husband, Jim Ritchey went to school with George. I became a friend of Effies later on. I lost Jim in February. I pray that you all will find some relief from your pain with all the wonderful memories left for you by George. Please know that you are in my prayers. I was not in town to attend the services. So sorry.

    Carol Ritchey

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George and my brother John aka Jack were friends from kdg. to college. Their escapades would make a best seller in the humor category. Heaven will not be the same with those two. Sincerely, Wilda and Sandy

  4. I will always remember George as a great guy who was always willing to help in any way he could. He was so helpful to me as Superintendent of D70 serving on various committees giving us significant and thought advice. He only wanted to do what was right for the district and for the kids keeping his focus on the budget and responsible and safe construction.
    I also will remember George as a friend. I remember our many conversations during the intermissions at the Broadway Theater League productions. Both of us prided ourselves on our extensive knowledge of just about everything and in particular, of the arts and current events. During those fifteen minutes we nearly wrote the review for the show for JoAnn Dodds and solved most of the problems of the world. If we only had a little more time.
    Susie, we will all miss George so much. He was a special man who had so much to offer.
    Henry & Anna Roman

  5. The staff and management at Papa Jose’s would like to offer out sincere condolences. It is a great loss to know Mr. Rizer will no longer grace our restaurant with his presence. He was a very nice man, he enjoyed bringing us CDs of Mexican Music that he would find on his trips to Spanish speaking countries. There was always a promise of a big party when he finished the house he was building south of town. He will be missed.
    Sincerely, Michael, Elly and Staff
    Papa Jose’s Union Cafe

  6. Gramps,
    you were amazing! and i aspire to be like you! i am already smart and goodlooking just like you as you have always said! i miss you and love you soo much! i know you will be with me all the time now. i love you.

  7. Dear Susie and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy for your loss. Betty and Marty

  8. To all the Rizer family. Jim and Kathy are so saddened to hear of George’s passing. We grew up in the neighborhood with him. We had some really great times and wonderful memories. He was a great guy and friend. May you know we are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May God surround you with His love and give you peace.

  9. Dear Susie, we haven’t met, but we are neighbors of yours at Hatchet Ranch. The only contact we had with George was that he was kind enough to take our keys out of the mailbox and deliver them to our house when we were away. We’re sorry that we didn’t get to know him better, we’ve heard wonderful things about him from others at Hatchet. Please accept our condolences, sincerely, Warren & Cindy Lau

  10. We are sad to hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George was an active member of the Pueblo Safety & Health Promotion Council and he will be greatly missed. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know him and work with him. He was a great man. May you find peace in this time of sorrow.

  11. Dear Susie, children and grand children, Mr. and Mrs. Rizer, Effie, Jim and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was just thinking of George this past week remembering the fun times we had in the neighborhood, learning to dance, sharing confidences and growing up together. His spirit and great generousity will be part of us all forever. Love and blessings to everyone. Sharon (Huddin) and John Borton

  12. We’ve lost one Hell of a good guy. Known George since we were crawlers. We did tons of stuff together. Susie, my thoughts and prayers for everyone.

  13. George was a very gracious man we had to make several trips up to his home to deliver material. He always met us with a smile and a helping hand and always had a funny joke ready for us, and always enjoyed hearing where he had been on his travels around the world, my heart goes out to his Family and Friends.

  14. My heart goes out to George’s family for their loss. He was a special man and his friendship and guidance will always be valued and treasured.

  15. Susie and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George was a truly special person and we shall miss him greatly. May God keep you and hold you during this difficult time. With loving thoughts and memories, Tom and Nancy Barth

  16. Susie, Adrienne,Jeff, and family; I want you to know that we are thinking of you and we will be here for you. George was someone we enjoyed very much through all the years. Are prayers are with you. Love you, Jack and Velma and family

  17. Dearest Susie and Family:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of great sorrow. George was one of the kindest, most fair, and warm individuals I have ever encountered. Knowing him as a merchant, neighbor, and social friend at school functions gave me the insight to a truly wonderful man. He did have a great sense of humor,still remember his toothbrush joke! I pray that God will hold you in His hand and give each and every one of you the strength and faith to cope at this time. May the great memories you all have as a family give you peace and joy. Sending many prayers your way, dear Rizer family.

  18. Susie & family,I am so sorry to see that George has gone to his eternal home! What a joy you both were during the fun filled, stressed racked times at the Test Track. I shall never ever forget the party with the ‘rocky mtn’ oysters!’ Such a beautiful person with a heart of gold & a wit that can’t be surpassed equates the George I knew. My deepest sympathy to all of you & my prayers! May your precious memories be a comfort & offer some peace in this time of grief.

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