George A. Holgreen
1927 ~ 2012
husband, Father, Grandfather and charitable servant of God
passed away painlessly and peacefully, after enduring to
the end suddenly on January 19, 2012. He was eighty four
George was the oldest of four siblings whose mother Lavon
Hall Holgreen was widowed when he was only ten years old.
George filled the shoes of his departed father Ilet Holgreen
with the grace and certitude of a devoted son.
His surviving sister Janice Holgreen Meads says of him
"he has never done anything wrong" and because
of his hard work and kindness he was endeard to his brother
Gearald Holgreen, sisters Maurine Lavon Holgreen, Janice
Holgreen Meads and his widowed mother Elizabeth.
George enjoyed professional success as an Captain for Western
then Delta Airlines. George retired as the Senior Captain
for Delta Airlines and was admired for his precision as
a pilot and his calming presence as a commander in the cockpit,
especialy in times of uncertainty.
During and after his professional career George served
his God with tireless service in the Temple. He was the
"Oakland Temple Trainer" for many years. George
grew up on the West Side of Salt Lake and attended West
High School where his Uncle Best Friend and Mentor, Thomas
Hall former City Commissionar and President of the Pioneer
Stake of Zion both learned the meaning of life.
George is survived by his wife of 54 years, Suzanne Rice
Holgreen, daughter, Sydney Rice Holgreen, sons, George Douglas
Holgreen, Ronald James Holgreen, Gregory Ilet Holgreen,
his sister Janice Holgreen Meads and many others who loved
him because he loved God. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:00 noon, at the Highland
15th LDS Ward Chapel, 5214 West Country Club Drive, Highland,
Utah. Family and friends may call Monday evening from 6:30-8:00
pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American
Fork, Utah and also Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:45 am
prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the
Highland City Cemetery.