Thomas Dean George, 67, of North Platte, Neb., formerly of Cheyenne, passed away July 9 in North Platte.
Tom was born Nov. 25, 1951, to Harold and Lilus George in North Platte where he grew up. After graduating from high school in 1970, Tom attended North Platte Junior College and received his Associate of Arts degree in 1973, then went to Kearney State College for a while. He took a break from school then returned to his studies while living in Wyoming, earning his Associate of Science degree from Laramie County Community College in 1994 and his B.S. from the University of Wyoming two years later.
While in North Platte, Tom worked at Economy Glass, then years later at Larry’s Glass. He spent four seasons with the U.S. Forest Management Service Fish and Wildlife Department in Wyoming. He loved being outside and working.
Tom married Susan Peters in 1981 in Elk Creek, Neb. They lived in Longmont, Colo., then Cheyenne, and had two children and later divorced.
Tom was a member of the Berean Church. He liked keeping up with current events and listening to old vinyl records. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening; his gardens were well planned and executed.
He is survived by his kids, Trevor George of Fort Collins, Colo., and Carrie (Joel) Buysse of Kent, Wash.; their mother, Susan George of Covington, Wash.; grandson, Otto Buysse; sister, Rebecca (Mike) Fischbeck of Northglenn, Colo.; brother, Tim (Georgia) George of Cheyenne; and other family.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and baby brother, Mark.
Cremation was chosen. Private services will be at a later date.
Condolences may be shared at www.odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte is in charge of arrangements.
This is a paid obituary.