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George Kenneth Alm
Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on June 15, 2016 and is now reunited with Eleanor (Ellie), the love of his life. George was born during a blizzard in Augusta, Montana on September 5, 1921 to Ingrid Kamilla Pedersen and Carl Emil Alm. Influenced by the blizzard he was born into, he took on every life challenge by storm.
George lived his life with an infectious confidence and charisma that attracted many friends and eventually, his wife. Serving as a WWII pilot, he attended a dance party where once he laid eyes on the beautiful Eleanor Mae Haslam, he never had eyes for anyone else. They married on August 3, 1945 and were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on January 15, 1953. His love and dedication to his beloved Ellie matched the high work ethic he placed in every aspect of his life- a trait he learned from growing up on a sheep ranch in Montana. His children, Brent (DeAnn), Joanne (Mike) Archuleta, Alene (Randall) Bloomdale, Mark (Cindy) and Carol (Kevin) Anderson and his 20 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren have been greatly influenced by his stalwart example.
George loved to dance and even at age 94 would pull any willing female to boogie on the dance floor. He also had a creative ingenuity that influenced other hobbies including making and selling airplanes out of tin cans, jewelry making, upholstery, restoring old cars and singing and playing the piano beautifully by ear. George could also often be seen golfing and fishing with family and friends.
George had an uncanny talent to be able to carry on a conversation with anyone and to instantly become a loved and trusted friend to those he met. He had a tender, caring heart and was easily moved to tears, especially when it came to family, the center of George's life. He was an unsung hero often called upon to help refinish basements, attend grandchildren's musical and sporting events or provide a listening ear to any troubled member of the family. He became a counselor to his grandchildren who would heed and honor his advice and wisdom.. His wish for his family was to love one another and our Savior and by example showed us how. Oh how we will miss you.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton 4th Ward, 2895 E. Creek Road (8115 S.) A visitation will be held Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) from 7-8 p.m. and the day of the service at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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