Lifetime South Routt resident Vera M. George died July 11, 2009, at her home near Phippsburg after a brief illness. She was 82.
Vera was born July 22, 1926, in Oak Creek, the daughter of William D. and Garnett (Fitzhugh) McIntyre. She was born and raised and attended school in Oak Creek.
Vera married Punch George on Sept. 28, 1944, in Brighton. Punch was in the Marine Corps, and at that time, they moved to California where Vera worked on the Marine Corps base. They lived there until Punch was transferred to Washington, and Vera returned to Oak Creek. After the service, they began their life of ranching on the family ranch outside of Oak Creek and later moved to their ranch between Phippsburg and Yampa where Punch resides.
Vera is survived by her husband, Punch George, of Phippsburg; daughter, Beverly George and her husband, David Leugers; sons Robert George, William George, Jimmy George and his wife, Pamela; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother William D. McIntyre II; and aunt Kathleen Greco.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Private graveside services were July 14 at the Oak Creek Cemetery, with Father Ernest Bayer officiating. Pallbearers were Punch George, Beverly George, Robert George, William George, Jimmy and Pamela George, Bridger Petrini, Ben Petrini and Tony George.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Grant Mortuary.
The George family would like to thank the community for all its support during this trying time. Words cannot express our gratitude.