George Wesley Petty, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called home to Heaven on January 3, 1999.

He was born April 2, 1918 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Archibald Wesley Petty and Mary Ellen Brennan Petty. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Carbon County High School in 1936 and completed his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry at Brigham Young University in 1940. He stirred up some romantic chemistry when he met his sweetheart at BYU in the Chem. Lab. He served as a medical officer in the Army during World War II, where he worked on the Alaska Highway, traveled through Egypt and served in India. After the war, he married his Chem. Lab sweetheart, Edna (Teddy) Mary Mayrup on December 5, 1947 in Provo, Utah. They were blessed with four children. He studied for advanced degrees in chemical and fuels engineering at the University of Utah. He worked for a short time in his own business and then as a chemist at Geneva Steel in Provo, Utah; Kennecott Copper in Bingham, Utah; and the Department of Defense at Hill Air Force Base and Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan. While stationed in Japan, he set up chemistry labs throughout the Far East.His musical interests included singing and playing the trombone, the vibraharp, the xylophone and the organ. He and his lovely wife happily danced their way through the years. Other interests were traveling, photography, jewelry making, woodworking, and home remodeling and repairs. He gave generously of his time and talents to his church and hiscommunity.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; his son, Norman Petty of Boulder, CO; and his daughters, Susan Runyan of North Pole, Alaska; Beverly Tracy of Columbus, OH; and Jerri Reed of Murray; his grandchildren, Lachelle Petty Thomson, Mark Petty, Ben Runyan, Nathan Runyan, Naomi Runyan, Amanda Runyan, Christopher Tracy, Andria Tracy Morgan, Rachel Tracy, Jana Reed, and Jason Reed; his great-grandchildren are Adrianna Thomson, Matthew Thomson, Cora Reed, and Kayla Tracy.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 78, 1999, at 12 noon, at the Murray 25th Ward chapel, 363 E. Vine Street. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 South, and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church. Entombment will take place at Mountain View.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's name to the Humane Society or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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