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George Allen Leaming, co-founder and chairman of the board of Clark Leaming, Inc., died March 22, 1992 at his home in Salt Lake City. Respiratory disease was the cause of his death.

Mr. Leaming was born in Moab, Utah to Jonathan Tripler and Gladys Merling Leaming. He attended Grand County schools and was valedictorian of his high school class. From 1937 to 1941, he attended the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi. He affiliated with Sigma Nu Fraternity where he met several life long friends. As a member of the Officer Candidate School, he attended Harvard Business School. Subsequently he attended Harvard Law School.From 1943 to 1946, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy Supply Corps and was stationed at various posts in the South Pacific. While at the University of Utah, he meet Merline Clark. They were married in 1941. They have two daughters.

In 1952, George and Merline Leaming and Howard Clark, Merline Leaming's brother, founded Clark Leaming, Inc. They introduced Salt Lake City to the concept of interior design and to the furniture of the world's leading designers. The business began with residential interiors and developed into commercial and office interiors. Mr. Leaming valued the creative component in the design process and sought to ensure that it was the driving force of the business.

Mr. Leaming was a member of the Alta Club and the Salt Lake Country Club.

Mr. Leaming is survived by his wife, Merline, Salt Lake City; two brothers, Jack Leaming, Salina, Utah and Fletcher Leaming, American Fork; two daughters, Susan Pollish, New Canaan, Connecticut and Jan Leaming, Bellevue, Washington; and three grandchildren, Mary, Diana and Michael, all of Bellevue, Washington.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 1733 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105.

A memorial will be held Friday, March 27, 1992 at 5 p.m. in White Chapel, 300 North 150 East, Salt Lake City.

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