Michael Wayne George was born November 23,1951 to Wayne and JoAnn (Hanks) George at the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa and left his family after a short battle with cancer at his home in Glenrock, Wyoming with his mother, daughter Erika and his wife at his side on September 2, 2010 at the age of 58.
Mike grew up in Kellerton, Iowa and graduated from Grand Valley high school in 1970. He married Debbie Straight in 1974 and to this union one daughter was born, Patricia JoAnn (Mat) West of Kellerton. They later divorced. In 1980 he married Terry Hymbaugh. To this union a daughter was born, Erika Brooke (Jason) Bevers of Douglas, Wyoming. They later divorced. In 2008 he married Karey Tashiro, who brought to this union three sons.
Mike worked for Union Gas in Kellerton until he moved to Wyoming to work in the oil fields. He worked for Valentine Construction for 28 years; he worked odd jobs until he was hired on at the Bixby Ranch of Glenrock in 2007.
Mike loved hunting, fishing, camping or doing anything that was outside and in the mountains. He spent many hours with his brother, ‘Tuffy,’ in the mountains. He was an avid rock hunter and he was always coming up missing, wandering off, looking for arrowheads or other artifacts. He loved wildlife and was always nursing back to health young animals. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, ‘Tuffy,’ in June of this year and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife; children; his parents; his sister, Patty (Mike) Grose, and sister-in-law, Joann George, both of Glenrock, Wyoming; four grandchildren, Olivia and Sophia West and Ryann and Tyler Bevers; three nephews; three nieces; many cousins and Auntie Bonnie Brown of Bellevue, Nebraska, as well as many great friends who will deeply miss him also.
Services were at the Bixby Ranch of Glenrock on September 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to Amedisys Hospice Services, 907 N. Poplar Street, Suite 153, Casper, WY 82601
We knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.