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George Victor Dunmire Charlie Brown-Homer -Papa George At long last, after a life filled with optimism and kindness, George Victor Dunmire slipped peacefully away to rejoin his mother, father, brothers and sister. It was a summer afternoon hot and filled with, his favorite, thunder showers.George was born in East Canton, Ohio on September 24, 1926 to Howard and Lillian Dunmire. He died in Salt Lake City on July 27, 2010. His youth was spent with his family in Pennsylvania and Ohio. As a young man the great call of World War II summoned him to service in the Pacific, for the United States Navy, from 1944 through 1947. Three years later again came the call to serve, in the Korean Conflict from 1950 through 1953, as Naval Aerographer Third Class. He was at Fleet Weather Central in Guam. His service in the Navy propelled him towards a 41 year career, as a weather observer, for the National Weather Service. His forecasts served Utah, its cities, airports and recreation areas for four decades. Reports on your local television weather segment about unusual or substantial weather phenomena in Sugar House were observations made by George, from home. George would want you all to have Sundays forecast for Salt Lake. It will be partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunder showers. Highs will be close to 90'F. George was an accomplished photographer and an outstanding artist, painting and sketching throughout his life, his favorite subject Southern Utah. He had just been asked to teach an art class at The Wentworth, his residence, when he was taken from us. His brothers Howard "Gunner" and John Emanuel and his sister Sue Dunmire Brinkman and her son, his nephew, Mike Brinkman, as well as his parents, preceded George in death. He is survived by two nieces Judy Dunmire Ward and Melissa Jean Dunmire Shaffer, two nephews John Jeffrey Dunmire and Keith Allen Dunmire and their families. His high school sweetheart and lifelong friend Betty Walker, his best friend of fifty years Bob Cox, his close friend Adrian Rojas and his trusted friend /bodyguard Matt Peacock and Matt's fiancé, Brenda Hanson and her sons Tyler and Hunter will miss him tremendously. We want to thank everyone at the Salt Lake VA Hospital, Highland Cove, The Wentworth and Saint Marks Hospital. "Thank You!" George did not want a memorial service. In lieu of flowers or charitable donations please treat your fellow man with kindness and compassion.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 1, 2010
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