George Abram Critchfield, 81, of Orem, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Wednesday, June 16, 1993 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.
He was born December 20, 1911 in Oakley, Idaho, a son of Arthur Churchill and Clara Lovina Cook Critchfield. He married Melba Gorringe, April 27, 1932 in Logan, Utah. The marriage was solemnized April 3, 1936 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He was a farmer and rancher in Oakley for 35 years. He then began a 25 year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a District Director for the Federal Crop Insurance.
His main interest was his family. He was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had served two missions with his wife-first in Hawaii, and the second in the Missouri Independence Mission. he was a temple ordinance worker in the St. George, provo and Idaho Falls temples. He was a high priest and served in two stake and one district High Councils. He was a stake missionary and stake mission president. He also served as a Sunday School Superintendent.
Survivors include his wife, Melba, Orem; 11 sons and daughters, Willa Hurd, and Reta Woodworth, both of Tremonton; Lawrence Critchfield, Provo; Earlene Fowles, Jerome, Id.; Ross Critchfield, Salem; Gale Critchfield, Payson; Jay Critchfield, Orem; Boyd Critchfield, Sandy; Joan Reece, Moorehead City, N.C.; Clara Jenson, Price; Klea Lundgreen, West Jordan; 76 grandchildren; and 74 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services are under the direction of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, of Orem, and will be held Saturday, June 19th, at 11 a.m., in the Orem Aspen 5th Ward Chapel, 935 West 2000 North, Orem. Friends may call at the ward chapel from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Additional services will also be held Monday, June 21st, at 11 a.m. in the Oakley LDS Second Ward Chapel, Oakley, Idaho. Friends may call at the ward chapel from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial in the Oakley Cemetery.
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