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 George Melvin Ayars, Jr

George Melvin Ayars, Jr

Birth
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death Nov 1988 (aged 70–71)
Carefree, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered at golf course
Memorial ID 64786722 · View Source
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George Ayars was named after his father and grandfather. He was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1917. His father had moved to Toledo to be with Grandmother Ayars and family. After the birth the family returned to Grand Rapids where George's maternal grandparents were. George grew up on Grand Rapids south side with two younger brothers and two younger sisters. He was teased about his name in school by being called Georgie Porgy and vowed never to name his sons with such a burden. George suffered polio as a child and as a result his legs were noticably bowed. When WWII broke out he could not hence pass the physical and was unable to serve like his two younger brothers, Jack in the navy and Don in the airforce.

After the war there was embarasement about not being a veteran and George pursued a move to California where his Uncle Russ Ayars was living.

There he went into the furniture business which he had learned in Grand Rapids. He also married Joyce Carpenter, whose families had decades past moved west from the Dakotas. George and Joyce had two sons, Mike and Jeff. On occasion George would come back to Michigan, but never brought his sons.

Although his brother Don was a top Cadillac salesman, George wanted a Mercedes to drive. He was a meticulus dresser like his father and had a gift to make everyone feel at ease. He loved to golf and moved eventually to Arizona to retire and play more golf.

Joyce died of cancer in 1977. George then moved to Arizona and married then Mary Wyturria who shortly afterwards also died of cancer. Thirdly George Married Lois Brown "Brownie" of Grand Rapids. George and Brownie split their lives between a condo in Grand Rapids and a condo in Care Free, Arizona. George himself became very sick in Fall of 1980. His nephew Kirk Vredevelt visited him at Butterworth hospital, where Uncle George persisted to encourage Kirk to vote for Republican candidate George Bush for a second term as president. He also encourgaged Kirk to become the families "domini" preacher in Dutch. feeling well enough George traveled to Arizona for the Winter. His sickness increased and he died before the years end. His brother Don and sons Mike and Jeff scattered his ashes on his favorite golf course in Carefree Arizona.


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  • Created by: Kirk Vredevelt
  • Added: 28 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64786722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Melvin Ayars, Jr (1917–Nov 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64786722, ; Maintained by Kirk Vredevelt (contributor 46804621) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered at golf course.