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George LaVon Stokes

March 16, 1931 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 87)

George L. Stokes of Orem passed away February 18, 2019 at the age of 87. George was born March 16, 1931 in Tremonton, Utah to Oleen and Fern Austin Stokes. He graduated from Logan High School in 1949 and attended Utah State Agricultural College. January 29, 1952 he married Frances Fullmer and entered into the United States Army for 2 years of service. He returned to Utah State, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Civil Engineering. George and Fran raised their family in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, and Salt Lake City.

George pursued a career in engineering and sales, eventually settling in Orem where he enjoyed a hobby of restoring military vehicles and was engaged in community service. He served as the President of Kiwanis, and was very active in Post 72 of the American Legion., organizing and serving in their Honor Guard. George was a dedicated member of the Utah Chapter Of The Military Vehicle Collectors Club and coordinated support for numerous community events and parades across the Wasatch Front. He served for many years on the American Freedom Festival Parade Committee as the military organizer. He was a BYU George Q. Canon honoree in 2005. George continued to restore numerous military vehicles and support community activities until his health issues interfered. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in numerous teaching and leadership positions.

 He is survived by his wife, 4 children, Laurie Bott, (Evan), Scott Stokes. (Kimberly) Craig Stokes, (Jeannetta) and Paula McDowell (Jim), his brother Glen Stokes of Twin Falls Idaho, 15 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, and 2 grandchildren. He is loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Heather Ridge Stake Center, 450 E. 2000 N., Orem, UT. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State Street, Orem, UT. and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be expressed to the family on this page.

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