Ronald Lee “Tuffy” George March 15, 1953 – June 7, 2010
Ronald Lee ‘Tuffy’ George was born March 25, 1953 to Wayne George and JoAnn (Hanks) George at the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa and left his family on June 7, 2010 at his home in Glenrock, Wyoming at the age of 57. Tuffy attended and graduated from Grand Valley school in 1971.
Tuffy grew up in Kellerton, Iowa and in 1971 he married Okie Adams. To this union two daughters were born, JoAnn (George) Lewis and Veronica George, both of Glidden, Iowa. They later divorced. In 1986 he married Elizabeth Joann Fagan and to this union two sons were born, James Paul and Jacob Lee, both of the family home in Glenrock, WY.
Tuffy worked at several jobs in Iowa before coming to Wyoming where he tried the oil field but settled on home construction and had been a loyal employee of Joe Phipps for 26 years. Tuffy was a hard-working man and very meticulous about his work.
Tuffy loved throwing darts with his family and friends and won several tournaments and had just spent time in Las Vegas throwing darts with his son, James, and wife Jo. He also loved NASCAR, cheering on Clint Bowyer in car #33. He loved the mountains, hunting, camping and spending time with his friends who were his family he found along the way. He spent his life teaching his children everything he knew.
He is survived by his wife and children; his parents of Kellerton Iowa; a brother, Mike (Karey) George and a sister, Patty (Mike) Grose, both of Glenrock, Wyoming; five grandchildren; one nephew; three nieces; many cousins; his mother-in-law, Cora, and stepfather-in-law, Joe Crawford of Glenrock, Wyoming; Jerry (Sug) Fagan of Kansas City, Missouri; his aunt, Bonnie George Brown of Bellevue, Nebraska, and his many, many friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Salvation Theatre in Glenrock, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ronald ‘Tuffy’ George name at Reliant Federal Credit Union or P.O. Box 457, Glenrock, WY 82637.