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George Oral Paxton

August 21, 1940 — February 29, 2024

George Oral Paxton was born on August 31, 1940, near Burley, Idaho, to Dora Lauretta Stephens and her husband, George Verberg. He had four sisters, Deleisa, Charlotte, Beverly, and Sybil. His mom was remarried twice more, to Shorty Paxton, whose name he adopted, and then to Gilbert Chadwick. 


He married to Elsie Kay Chadwick on September 15, 1958, in Logan. They had four children together, Clint, Ricky, Jerry, and Mechelle. They were divorced after about 10 years. His stepdaughter from Kay’s second husband, with whom George also stayed in touch, is Renae Foxley. George then married Judy Denoric on March 15, 1969. They were married for about a year and had a son. 


He then married my mother, Naomi Diane Andersen on January 15, 1972, in Reno, Nevada. They were sealed in the temple in the late seventies and were married for 52 years. There were seven in that last family, Leo, Brent, Kevin, Tamara, Bryan, Lisa, and Kim. George had around 43 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Skittles.


George had a variety of jobs during his life time. He was in the Navy for four years while he was married to Kaye. After he got out of the service, he worked at Dugway Proving Grounds for a year then got a job as a junior engineer at Ampex Electronics in San Jose, California. Over his life, he sold makeup and vacuums, among other things, drove trucks, collected blood samples for clinics and hospitals, candled eggs, and had several other jobs. His real career, however, was as a TV repairman, which he did for decades. His last job was at Deseret Industries, after which he retired.

 He moved several times over his lifetime, including traveling a lot in the Navy. He spent most of his life in California, Idaho, and Utah. He was living in North Logan in a care facility when he passed away from natural causes at the age of 83.


He goes to the other side of the veil to join his two sons, Brent and Jerry; his granddaughter, Alli; his parents; most of his siblings; and others who preceded him in death. 


George, you will be missed. Even in death, George, may you be triumphant.

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