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Obituary: George Lincoln Dipo

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1915 ~ 2004

With sadness for our loss, but happiness for his reunion with loved ones, the family of George Lincoln Dipo wish to let his extended family and friends know of his passing. He passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 2, 2004.

George was the sole survivor of his generation, outliving his seven sisters: Rigmore Emilie Tronier, Nancy Natalie Olsen, Thyra Ellen Dipo, Thyra Ellen Webb, Marguerite Anna Kenison, Clara Agnes Dipo, Adelaide (Honey) Kenison, and three brothers: Henry Francois Dipo, A. Fred Dipo, and Daniel Anton Dipo.

He was born April 14, 1915 to Henry Erhardt and Adelaide Emilie Schmidt Dipo. He was especially proud of his Danish heritage. He married his sweetheart, of 67 years, Dora Helen Lindsay, of Heber City, on August 9, 1937. George was a member of "the greatest generation," serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was a cement mason and homebuilder, having built two beautiful homes for his family. He was a devoted husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, with a great sense of humor.

"Dad, and Grandpa George: Thanks for telling us about the 'good old days.' Thanks for the summers at Bear Lake. Thanks for the Hawaiian trips. Thanks for the weekend trips to St. George. Thanks for the many days we spent by the pool and you treated us to burgers from Burger King. Thanks for the family Christmases every year and for "vina, vina, nijlagoun." The many memories of you will remain with us forever, although we never wanted memories, we wanted you.

He is survived by his sweetheart, and wonderful caregiver, Dora Helen Lindsay Dipo; six children, Doreen (Richard) Carlson, Tom (Darlene) Dipo, Grant (Dot) Dipo, Gary (Sandy) Dipo, Judy (Michael) Hurdsman, and Dennis (Diane) Dipo; 29 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Thanks to a special granddaughter, and caregiver, Cristine Carlson Brimley. Thanks to special caregivers, Richard S. Carlson, Grant Dipo, and Gary Dipo.

"What a wonderful thing is death, really, when all is said and done. It is the great reliever. It is a majestic, quiet passing on from this life to another life, a better life. We go to a place where we will not suffer as we have suffered here, but where we will continue to grow, accumulating knowledge and developing and being useful under the plan of the Almighty made possible through the atonement of the Son of God." Gordon B. Hinckley.

"Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hills, from the sky.

All is well, safely rest, God is nigh."

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In lieu of flowers take a loved one to breakfast. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 5th, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at Memorial Estates Mortuary, Mountain View, 3115 East 7800 South. Thank you, Hospice Care Source for being there.