George Francis Giles (1925-2005)
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|George Francis Giles|
|Born:||16 Dec 1925 Jackson Hole, Wyoming|
|Died:||10 Jun 2005 Logan, Cache, Utah|
|Father:||George Francis Giles|
|Mother:||Melvina Ethel Wilson|
|Siblings:|| George Francis Giles|
Stanley Clyde Allen
|Spouse:||Leona Mary Daniels|
|Married:||18 Sep 1948 Victor, Teton, Idaho|
|Children:|| Aaron Giles|
The Herald Journal, Logan, Utah, Monday, 13 Jun 2005:
George Francis Giles, 79, of Logan, Utah, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, died June 10, 2005 at Legacy House in Logan of natural causes.
Francis was born Sept. 16 , 1925, in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to George Francis Giles and Melvina Ethel Wilson Giles. He moved with his mother and stepfather working on several ranches in the Jackson Hole area. Upon turning 18 years old he enlisted with the United States Marines, proudly serving his country in WWII. He served in campaigns in Guam, the Mariana Islands, Iwo Jima and the occupation of China.
Following the war he met his wife Leona Mary Daniels who worked at the Lundley's Drug Store in Jackson. They raised three sons Aaron, Dallas and Dennis. In 1960 they moved to Logan to work for Parsons. In Logan they had a daughter, Jennifer. Francis eventually became owner/operator of Giles Custom Backhoe and Giles Laundromat.
Francis enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their various activities and was famous for teasing the kids. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in various capacities and numerous service projects involving his talents with his backhoe.
He is survived by sons, Dallas of Hyde Park, Utah, and Dennis (Peggy) of Providence, Utah; daughter, Jennifer Hansen (Galen) of Fairmont, W.V.; daughter-in-law, Jackie of Logan; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren (three more due in the fall); brothers, David "Buck" Allen (Jackie) of Clinton, Utah, Stanley Clyde Allen (Sharon) of Spearfish, S.D.; sisters, Sonja Kaye St. James of Midland, Texas, Anna Dee Hazlett (Ross) of Tucson, Ariz.
Francis was preceded in death by his wife and companion, Mary, and his oldest son Aaron.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the Logan 15th Ward Chapel, 125 W. 600 North. Friends and family may call from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North, Logan and from 10:30 to 11:30 Tuesday morning at the church prior to services. Internment will take place at the Providence City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice and staff at Legacy House for all their love and kind deeds . Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.
- Death: Social Security Death Index:
- George GILES
- Birth Date: 16 Sep 1925
- Death Date: 10 Jun 2005
- Social Security Number: 520-28-4699
- State Where Number Was Issued: Wyoming
- Death Residence Zip Code: 84321
- Logan, Cache, Utah
- Nibley, Cache, Utah
- River Heights, Cache, Utah
- FamilySearch IGI, record of a deceased member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
- George Francis Jr Giles
- Born: 16 Sep 1925 Jackson, Teton, Wyoming
- Died: 10 Jun 2005
- Father: George Francis Sr Giles
- Mother: Ethel Wilson
- Spouse: Leona Mary Daniels
- Married: 18 Sep 1948 Victor, Teton, Idaho
- Note: George has a great-granddaughter, Christina Shell Howse