08 Aug George Loomis LeMmon
George Loomis LeMmon, 80, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 8th, 2016, following a 2.5 year battle with Myelodysplatic Syndrome and heart problems. George was born to George Wesley LeMmon and Francis Rachel Davenport in Panguitch, Utah on April 14th, 1936. As a freshman and junior he attended East High School in Salt Lake and graduated in 1954 from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah. He served his country for eight years in the National Guard. Later, after graduating from beauty college he opened his own salon and won various awards. In 1959 he sold his business and served an LDS mission for his Lord and Savior in Auckland, New Zealand. Throughout his life, George continued to love the people of New Zealand and passed onto his children his love for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He married his sweetheart, Geraldine Johnson on June 23, 1967, in the Salt Lake City Temple and loved the knowledge and hope that he could be with his family forever. George and Gerry lived in Salt Lake City, Utah; Fremont and Roseville, California; and have resided in Centerville, Utah since 1985.
During his business career, he was the top Sales Manager for Eastman Kodak Stores and Drewry Photocolor, and was even highlighted in LIFE magazine as the driving force behind sales at Eastman Kodak Stores. Later, he and his wife started Corp USA, Inc., providing entity services and products for attorneys across the country. George was a beloved husband, father and friend. Somehow, he always managed to adjust his busy schedule to attend almost every event and game of his children. He was involved with his community, church, and loved the outdoors.
To his family’s amusement, after 40 years of hunting, he never brought home a deer. He just loved being in the mountains more than the hunting. He also enjoyed fishing, hiking, photography, watching sports, gardening, composing poetry, family games, long conversations, vitamins, healthy eating, the flowers canna and marigolds, onion sandwiches, John Wayne, the music of the Carpenters, singing his fun songs to his children and grandchildren, story telling, his garden, and corny jokes…which we now call “George Jokes”. His biggest goal in life was to help instill within his children and grandchildren testimonies of Jesus Christ, whom he loved and revered. Added by: Diane Finlinson Miller Added by: Diane Finlinson Miller Our “George of the Jungle” is survived by his wife, Gerry and their children: Kimi Finlinson, David LeMmon, Heather Kirkham, and Wendy Thurman; ten grandchildren: Karli, Devin, Amanda, Rachel, Joshalyn, Zayne, Danalei, Townsend, Boden and Alexus; and sisters: Maelene Feit and Janet Perry. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitations 9:30-10:45 a.m., before the service, as well as visitations on Friday, the 19th, 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 950 N Main St, Centerville, Utah. Interment will be at the Centerville City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.cityviewmortuary.com