March 13, 1925 - January 27, 2018
George was born in Alamosa, Colorado on March 13, 1925 to Lewis and Sarah Garner. He was the 3rd child of 6. He moved with his family to Boulder City, Nevada where his father worked as a U.S. Marshal during the building of the Hoover Dam. They moved back to Alamosa where George attended high school at Alamosa High. George served 33 missions as a Ball Turret Gunnar during WWII. After returning home he signed up for the Navy and served in the Korean War. He later moved to Helper, Utah where he met the love of his life. George married Lenora Gordon December 12, 1952 in Elko, Nevada. George built a modest home in the river bottoms of Provo, Utah. Together they had 8 children, 37 grandchildren, more than 66 great-grandchildren, more than 25 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. George worked for Union Pacific as a carman in the Provo and Geneva yards for 37 years. He is survived by his children, Bill (Utah) Garner, Sally Hudson, Barbara Barnhart, Gordon Garner, Cindy Mellor, Heidi (Randy) Tucker and his brother, Louis Garner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Gordon Garner; parents, Lewis and Sarah Garner; 3 sisters, 2 brothers, daughter, Barbara Jean Good; son in law, Jim Good; son, James Garner; daughter-in-law, Marsha Garner; son-in-law, Steve Mellor and 9 grandchildren. George was the patriarch of a very large extended family and was considered grandpa to many. George was a true Hero with a heart of gold. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Provo River Ward Chapel, 4775 North 300 West, Provo, Utah. Viewings will be held at the Berg Mortuary of Orem, 500 North State Street, Friday, February 2 from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
George was born in Alamosa, Colorado on March 13, 1925 to Lewis and Sarah Garner. He was the 3rd child of 6. He moved with his family to Boulder City, Nevada where his father worked as a U.S. Marshal during the building of the Hoover Dam. They... View Obituary & Service Information
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