"It’s all about Family"
Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend to all, passed away
quietly March 19, 2012 in Layton, UT. Born May 12, 1923
in Salt Lake to Elvis Riley Simons and Elfia Pearson.
He served honorably and proudly in the US army in Ground
Combat as a Marksman and received the Purple Heart for injuries
received in combat. He was discharged at the end of the
War Dec. 1945. Married Dona May King Dec 10, 1949. Marriage
later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1960, sealing
his family together for all time and all eternity,
He was always a proud and active member of the LDS Church
and always looked forward to performing temple ordinances.
He spent his early years in Montpelier, ID, and most of
his married life in Kearns, UT. Retired from Rio Grande
Railroad in 1985, and later as a crossing guard for Salt
Lake County in W. Kearns.
The most cherished moments in his life were spent with
his family. He left behind a legacy, of love, friendship,
and kindness and touched all those who met him.
George is survived by the love of his life Dona, Sons,
David; Michael (Lori); Daughter, Laura Stoker; and Grand
"Daughter" Genique Hancock (Eric); 11 Grand Children,
and 14 Great Grand Children. Proceeded in death by Son,
Jeffery, and Grandson Justin.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012
at 11:00 am at the Kearns 14th Ward Chapel, 4232 W. 5015
S. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at the Kearns 14th Ward and Saturday morning 1 hour
prior to services. Interment at Valley View Memorial 4335
W. 4100 S. West Valley. Dad would expect us to thank all
those at Legacy Village and Pheasant View assisted living
along with the staff at BurchCreek Hospice who took special
care in making his last days comfortable, In lieu of flowers
please donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America,