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George Harold Behunin
Birth: Mar. 12, 1912
Roosevelt
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2005
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Parents:
George Albert Behunin 02 Apr 1880-24 Oct 1963
Mary Jane Biddlecome 16 Feb 1880-30 Oct 1942

Spouse:
Valda del Verde Hartle 13 Mar 1917-24 Oct 1997
Married: June 24, 1935 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Later sealed in the Manti Temple June 9, 1942

Children:
Six Living Males
Four Living Females

George was a missionary at heart. No person could brush shoulders with George without hearing about his unfailing faith in God and his church. George and Velda served 13 full-time and stake missions. George worked as a foreman in the coal mines in Carbon County, Utah and later retired from the Salt Lake City School District as a building engineer.

All who knew George were familiar with his incredible ability to tell a story, his devotion and faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his entertaining sense of humor, and his valiant spirit. It was George's goal to live to be 150. He always said that if he lived to be 100, the odds were in his favor. "After all," he often added in his typical wit, "there aren't too many who die between 100 and 150!" At the beginning of 2005, George made a resolution to stick to a very strict schedule: "If I eat when I'm hungry and drink when I'm dry, and I stick with this schedule, I'll live 'till I die!" George truly did "live" until he died. He farmed his entire back yard, on a quarter of an acre lot through October of this year. He shared his harvest of fruits and vegetables with family and friends.

George will be most remembered for his story telling. He had a gift for weaving a moral into every story. He loved to memorize poetry, and was an avid reader of the scriptures. He accepted the challenge to read the Book of Mormon before the end of 2005 and finished it one month after starting.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Velda Hartle Behunin; his brothers, El, Clyde, Ivanhoe, Joe, Willey, and Henry; and his sister, Jessie.

George was the proud grandfather of 60 grandchildren, 113 great-grandchildren, and 11 great great-grandchildren.

(Information has been gathered from several sources, so some of it may not be correct)
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Albert Behunin (1880 - 1963)
  Mary Jane Biddlecome Behunin (1880 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Valda del Verde Hartle Behunin (1917 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Max D Behunin (1936 - 2012)*
  George Frank Behunin (1939 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Henry Behunin (1899 - 1913)**
  Jessie Caroline Behunin Borzaga (1903 - 1991)**
  Elden Daniel Behunin (1906 - 1963)**
  William Perry Behunin (1910 - 1911)**
  George Harold Behunin (1912 - 2005)
  Clyde Albert Behunin (1915 - 1992)*
  Ivanhoe Behunin (1917 - 1995)*
  Marjorie Mary Behunin Biggs (1922 - 2015)*
  Joseph Austin Behunin (1924 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Kimberly
Originally Created by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Record added: Nov 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12528502
George Harold Behunin
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George Harold Behunin
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