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George Arthur Oakes


1937 - 2015
George Arthur Oakes Obituary
George Arthur Oakes
1937-2015
George Arthur Oakes returned home to his Father in Heaven on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was born February 12, 1937, to Gladys Marie Lininger and Philip Byron Oakes in Inglewood, California. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1955 where he was a three year letterman in football and baseball. He joined the LDS Church at 19 years of age and served a mission in Brazil from 1958-1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeannette Nellie Hubbert on September 21, 1961 and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. George graduated from Cal State University-Los Angeles and then from USC Law School. He had a great career as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County and later was a partner in a private litigation firm in Pasadena, CA. George Oakes devoted life-long service to the LDS Church as a Bishop, High Councilman, Stake Presidency counselor, Stake President, Area Presidency executive secretary, temple president and temple sealer. He loved to play golf and be around his family of four children, two foster children and seventeen grandchildren. George is survived by wife Jeannette, sons Jeff (Jennifer), Scott (Jessica) and Grant (Viviane); daughter Debra; foster son Alex; foster daughter Andrea (Curtis); grandchildren Quincy, Weylin, Mason, Claire, Ethan, Sam, Marshal, Catalina, Marin, Capri, Ellis, Lexis, Elle, Mia, Paris and Ty. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12 Noon, with a viewing from 9:30am to 11:30am, same day, at the North Salt Lake Stake Center located at 900 Eaglepointe Drive. North salt lake, Utah 84054. See full obituary at: www.holbrookmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 14, 2015
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