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Obituary: George Raymond "Bus" Manwaring

George Raymond "Bus" Manwaring

1913 ~ 2007

George Raymond "Bus" Manwaring passed away Sun. October 7, 2007 surrounded by his loving family.George was born August 15, 1913 in Sedgwick, Kansas to George Ross Manwaring and

Christiana Eva Cottam.

George was a hardworking man, devoted to family. He shouldered heavy responsibilities at a young age. At 15, when his father died, George left school and went to work to provide for his family, first as a delivery boy and then in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Unable to return to school, George continued learning by reading.

George was a good dancer, and met the love of his life at a dance. He married Helen Catherine Bryan March 21, 1937 in Salt Lake City, and together they raised his sisters and cared for his mother. George and Helen also raised their own three daughters, and took in a foster child.

He opened his own service station, then went to work at Hill Air Force Base and the Tooele Ordinance

Depot during World War II. After the war, he worked as a mechanic at Studebaker dealership, then Petty Ford and finally Rick Warner Ford.

He loved his country and never missed an opportunity to vote.

George didn't have a big bank

account, but he did have a big heart. He was willing to give all he had to help his family. Though he was not a religious man, he always supported his wife in her many church duties. Friends and family

remember him as a dignified,

honorable gentleman.

In death, George was reunited with his sweetheart, Helen. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Liane Anita Milburn, Emily Margot Larson, Marian May Petterson, Emma Marie Scott, Maude Pearl Scott, and brother George Harold Scott. He is survived by sisters Eva Louise Roth, Georgia, and Norine Fay Baird, West Valley; and his daughters: Jeanette Catherine (Dick) Peterson, Salt Lake City; Connie Rae Wright, Layton; and Sadie Kay Riche, Salt Lake City. He had 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren (with one more on the way), and one great-great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Sante assisted living and Lakeview Hospital for their

gentle care in his last days.

Funeral services will be held Thurs. October 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 South Temple. Friends and family may call October 10, 2007, 6-7:30 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary and Thursday from 9:45- 10:45 a.m.

Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. 10600 S. Sandy, Utah.