Petty George MD
-- 1948 ~ 2010 --
Petty George MD of Alpine, Utah passed away peacefully on
December 4, 2010 after a valiant battle with cancer. Gordon
was born on Feb. 5, 1948 to Scott W. George and Leora Petty
He grew up in southern (Van Nuys) California.
He faithfully served a mission for the LDS church in the
New England area under Presidents Paul H. Dunn and Boyd
K. Packer. He later attended Southern Utah State College
(now SUU) working as a gear jammer/bus driver for the Parks
Service. He graduated from the U of U School of Medicine
on May 30, 1978. He continued his education in Boston, but
returned to Utah in 1980 to begin an internal medicine residency
at LDS hospital. During that time he married the love of
his life and mother of their 5 children, Leslie Decker,
of Cedar City. Gordon completed an anesthesia residency
at the U of Iowa in July of 1985. Gordon Worked as a staff
anesthesiologist at American Fork Hospital from July 1985
to July 2001.
Dr. George served at BYU as a counselor
in the 143nd ward and bishop of the 142rd ward. He then
completed a pain fellowship at the U of Vermont and opened
a pain clinic at Timpanogos Hospital in March of 2003. He
practiced medicine until he was forced to retire at the
discovery of prostate cancer.
Dr. George loved those with whom he worked
and provided care for. He is greatly loved and will be missed
by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter,
Kristen George. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his
children: David, Robert, Lisa (Parker) Smith, and Stephanie.
The family wishes to thank Alpine Hospice
and Dr. E.J. Corry for their loving care and support while
caring for Gordon these past months.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
December 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the Village Way LDS Chapel,
901 East Village Way, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may
call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the church and
Saturday morning from 11:00-12:00 noon prior to services
at the church. Interment, Highland City Cemetery. Funeral
Directors - Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah.