Lifetime Crawford resident Stanley George died March 28, 2017, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 81.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Crawford Community United Methodist Church with Reverend Tonya Whaley officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mr. George was born Sept. 29, 1935, to Howard and Dorothy (Bishop) George in Crawford. He spent his childhood in Crawford, where he attended school and graduated from Crawford High School in 1954.
On June 24, 1956, he married Emma Faye Klaseen in Crawford.
Mr. George was a member of the Methodist church, worked at Black Mesa Logging, was a 4-H leader, a YFU youth exchange host and a Farmers Union member.
He enjoyed the outdoors, horses, woodwork and spending time with family. He operated a bed and breakfast for hunters.
Mr. George is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emma Faye George of Grand Junction; one son, Leroy (Mary Jo) George of Fruita; two daughters, Linda (Stan) Miller of Grand Junction and Teresa George of Evans; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale "Gabby" George.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.