George Jamison Gore was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Tuckerman, Ark., to William Crawford and Merle (McKee) Gore.
The family lived in Arkansas for a number of years with three more children being born.
In 1931, the family moved to Colorado, living in the Waddle Creek area on the Frank McKee homestead. Frank McKee was Merle Gore's father. George and his sisters attended the Waddle Creek School. The family moved to Craig in 1934.
On Oct. 15, 1938, George married Carol Hampton in Craig. George and Carol had one daughter, Patricia Ann, born April 30, 1943.
George was an avid sportsman when it came to fishing and hunting in Northwest Colorado.
George worked for the Moffat County Creamery under Dave Clow. He and Carol lived in Rawlins, Wyo., when George delivered dairy products and mail between Rawlins and Craig. George worked for Gray Truck Lines before he went to work for American Gilsonite in 1950. When American Gilsonite sold the trucking operation in Craig, George and Carol moved to Bonanza, Utah. Both George and Carol worked for American Gilsonite until they retired in 1980.
George and Carol had purchased a home in Vernal, Utah, and after retiring they traveled via motor home for a while, spending winters in Arizona and summers in Vernal. George and Carol took up golf and, on their travels, enjoyed golfing in many different states.
In 1990, they sold their home in Vernal and bought a home in Florence Gardens in Florence, Ariz. In 2001, George and Carol moved to Sun City, Ariz., to be closer to Patricia due to Carol's failing health.
His parents, his wife and three siblings preceded George in death, as did his sisters, Ruth (Elmer) Hutton and Helen (Dick) Dillon and brother, W. C. (Bill) Jr.
His daughter, Patricia Raynor; granddaughter, Tara Shipley; grandson, Mitchell Mendelsohn; wife, Rachael; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Nathan, survive him.
Graveside services for George will be at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Craig Cemetery.