Lyons, George H.
George H. Lyons of Paradise Valley (born on March 6, 1947) passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. George lived a happy, radiating, and full life, and will be remembered with a smile by everyone who had the good fortune to come into contact with him. He had many, many friends, and not a single foe. He was not only an astute and well-respected trial attorney, but truly a good, genuine, gregarious gentleman of absolute honor and integrity. With his passing, a true and dear friend has been lost, along with his wonderful and ever-present sense of humor, which he believed to be the medicine of life. George would not want an obituary that would dwell on his many accomplishments. He would instead just want people to know that he has simply moved along, happily and peacefully just as he lived every day of his life, and that other than taking a moment out to howl at the moon, they should just move on with their lives too, concentrating, as he and Ronnie did, on living life to the fullest, and with lots of humor and good will. George had a way of making people appreciate life, smile about whatever they had in hand, and assess how they could bring some happiness to those around them. George not only signed off on every communication with "peace and love," he lived and truly believed those simple important concepts. His family asks that anyone touched by George just embrace and live those concepts in remembrance of him. George graduated from Notre Dame Law School with a heart of gold. George is survived by his wife, high school sweetheart, co-captain of his ship and soul mate: Ronnie; his wonderful sons and wives, Doug and Tricia, Keegan and Michelle; and his beautiful daughter, Cammie. George is also survived by his mother, brother Ray, sister Carol, and four grandchildren: Alex, Gabriel, Brianna and Alexis. A memorial celebration of George's life will be held in October with information to be circulated after plans are set. In George's memory, the family suggests donations to their preferred charity or to AZ Foundation for Legal Services & Education (azflse.org); Community Legal Services (clsaz.org) or St. Joseph the Worker (sjwjobs.org);
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 15, 2013