George M. McConaughy (1931 - 2008)

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George Maurice McConaughy, 77, passed away on Oct. 20, 2008, in Bozeman. He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Rochester, Pa., to Lee William McConaughy and Martha (Doyle) McConaughy.

He attended school in Pennsylvania and spent many years there before moving to Montana in 1973. In 1997 he moved to Nebraska, and recently returned to Bozeman in June to be with his children.

George worked as a supervisor in the Keystone Bakery for 11 years, then owned and operated Mac's Superette. He also owned and operated the Silver Spur Skating Rink in Livingston.

George loved shooting pool, going to auctions, and country music. He also loved watching old westerns, especially John Wayne movies. His love for country music and singing especially showed when he would perform at the local country shows in Pennsylvania. He was even offered a recording contract in Nashville, but declined because he didn't want to be away from his family.

George was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.

George is survived by his son, David McConaughy; and his daughters, Karen (Brian) Schwanke, Laura (Tim) Morgan, Janice (Mike) Widdicombe, and Carolyn (Josh) Powers. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles, Joseph, and John, and sisters, JoAnne and Mary, all of Pennsylvania; as well as 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of George's life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel.

Memorials in George's name may be made to the COPD Foundation, 2397 S.W. 27th Ave. Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 23, 2008
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