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George Loring LeBaron

1914 ~ 2008

George Loring LeBaron of Farmington, UT passed away March 26, 2008. George was born July 30, 1914, in Monroe, Sevier Co. Utah to

Georgia Loring and Conway Morrill LeBaron. When George was four years old, the family moved to Phoenix, where he attended school at Phoenix Union High, Phoenix College and Arizona State University. He was called in 1935 to serve a mission to the Northern States for the LDS Church. When he returned home, he married Blanche Thaxton January 6, 1938 in the Arizona Temple at Mesa. The young family lived in several places during the first few years of marriage to support

George's employment and pursuit of education including Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Kingman, AZ, Hurricane, UT and

Provo, UT. George graduated from BYU in 1946 and accepted a teaching position at Branch Agricultural College, now Southern Utah University where he retired after 34 years of service at SUU. He was a member of the Cedar Lions Club for over 25 years.

George was always an active member of the LDS church. While in Cedar City he served as a stake missionary, member of the Stake Mission Presidency, Seventies presidency, YMMIA presidency, Sunday School Superintendent in two different wards, Eighth Ward bishopric, and Stake Clerk. He served with his wife Blanche in the Family History Center where they headed the Regional Name Extraction program for 11 years. In 1990 after serving as couple missionaries in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they returned and directed the Family Record Extraction Program for the Cedar City, Utah West Stake.

He loved photography, making jewelry, swimming, target shooting and reloading and was an avid amateur radio operator (W7HCD, N7VJR, and KBDX-0026). He was a member of American Association of University Professors, American Association of Physics Teachers, and a life member of the International Electronic and Electrical Engineers, an honorary member of Delta Phi fraternity, and was a member of the Cedar City Master Singers.

He is survived by sons, George Jr. (Sharon) of South Jordan, Utah;

Conway Martin (Pauline) of Thornton, Colorado; and Gary (Suzanne) of Newport News, Virginia; sister, Connie Donaldson, of Price, Utah; and brother, Wayne of Richfield, Utah; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife,

Blanche, three children, and a sister, Betty.

Viewing will be held Thurs., April 3, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, April 4 from 11 a.m. -12:45 p.m. with services to follow at 1 p.m. at the Farmington, Utah North Stake Center at 729 West Shepard Lane, Farmington. Burial will be in the Farmington Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers his request was for a small tax deductible contribution to the George and Blanche LeBaron Scholarship fund at Southern Utah University, 351 W. Center,

Cedar City, UT 84720 or by telephone calling 1-877-233-8356.