Gordon Petty George MD
-- 1948 ~ 2010 --

Gordon 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 George.

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.

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