George Samuel Parkinson
George Samuel Parkinson, born October 15, 1964, passed away early Sunday morning March 25, 2012 due to complications from a heart attack. George was born to Claude H. Parkinson and Maralee Skogerboe Parkinson in Magna, Utah. He married Jody Holt on November 11, 1988 in Grantsville, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. George was the proud father of two sons; Jake and George. George graduated from Grantsville High School in 1983 where he participated in various sports and served as FFA President. George graduated from Utah State University in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with a speciality in welding. At the time of his passing he was working for FLSmidth in Procurement of custom built mining equipment. He is survived by his wife Jody, sons Jake and George, parents Claude and Maralee Parkinson, sisters Doelene (Craig) Pitt, Pat Parkinson, and Krista (Bryan) Sparks. All reside in Grantsville. George was of member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many positions and loved to serve. George made many lasting and close friendships during his lifetime and cherished all of them. George had a love of Grantsville and a love of the outdoors, especially spending time with his dogs and hunting. George was a wonderful provider, father and husband and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held at the Grantsville Stake Center at 550 E. Durfee St. in Grantsville. Special thanks to the University of Utah medical staff for their compassion and diligence. Viewing will be held Friday, March 30 from 6 - 8 pm and from 10:30 - 11:30 on Saturday, March 31 with services starting at 12:00. Internment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery. Funeral services provided by Didericksen Memorial.

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