George B. Catmull, 84, passed away peacefully, May 3, 1996 in Salt Lake City, being reunited with his mother, father, 15 brothers and sisters and his eldest daughter, Louise.
Born June 3, 1911 in Biggs, California to William Bradley and Martha Thomas Catmull. Married Florence May Holbery on September 25, 1937. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.George was a motivated and self educated man and gave a lifetime of service to the Salt Lake Community. Building the original road up Big Cottonwood Canyon was his greatest accomplishment while he was superintendent of Salt Lake County Roads and Bridges. As a contractor, he played a big part in the construction of the Salt Lake City Airport runway. He served as Salt Lake City Commissioner for nine years and under his leadership, developed the Salt Lake Sewer/Disposal Plant and the landfill project. He was a mathematical genius and was ahead of his time. He was a general contractor and built over 100 prominent homes in the Salt Lake valley. He belonged to the Salt Lake Home Builder's Association and served as its president. He was a member of the Kiawanis Club, The Footprinter's, Elk's Club and a dedicated Democrat.
George was an accomplished horseman and precision rider in the Ute Rangers and rode in most local parades. His gypsy spirit took him and Florence on many trips and moved his family often. In his early days, he was known as "George King", a singer at the "Old Mill", and the Rainbow Rendezvous, George and Florence were ballroom and square dancers. He held various positions in the LDS Church.
He is surivived by his loving and devoted wife, Florence, four daughters: Diane (Hugh) Barlow, Ada Jennings, Shirley (Jeff) Waters, all of Salt Lake; and Megin Jean (John) Bagley, of Monroe, Utah; son-in-law, Neil L. Davis. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 1996, 12 noon at the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 So. Wasatch Blvd. (2500 East). Friends may call Monday evening 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, 2350 East 1300 South.
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