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Obituary: JORGENSEN, GEORGE

Published: Saturday, Dec. 20 2014 2:56 a.m. MST

George J. Jorgensen 1935 ~ 2011

George Jorgensen, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011.He was born April 8, 1934, to George H. Jorgensen and Mildred Peterson in Salt Lake City, Utah. George graduated from Granite High School. He then served an LDS Mission in the Central States Mission from 1953 - 1955. He later graduated from the LDS Business College and married Sally Luke of Orangeville, Utah in the Salt Lake Temple August 8, 1958. After receiving his education he worked for Stringham Lumber and Economy Builders Supply as the Controller. After retiring, he volunteered in the Accounting Department of the LDS Church. He served in many leadership positions in the LDS Church; including Bishop, High Councilman and other various callings. George's pride and joy was his family. He was gentle and soft-spoken; he taught by example. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love, charity, selflessness and service. George taught his children at an early age that anything could be accomplished through hard work and determination. His optimistic personality was contagious; he had a gift of seeing the best in any person and situation. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his older sister, Jean Hemmert. Survivors include his beloved wife and companion, Sally, of 52 years; daughter, Vickie (David) of Alpine; son, Kevin Jorgensen (Marcella) of Las Vegas; son, Kelly Jorgensen (Larinda) of Murray; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Joann Kettle (Ken) of American Fork. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30th, at the LDS Chapel, 5290 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday April 29th at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Road and 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment will be held at Redwood Memorial Estates.