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Thomas Alton George

March 28, 1936 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 84)

Obituary

Thomas Alton George, age 84, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on November 6, 2020. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Floy George, his brother Robert (Bobby) George, and his son Donald Bower.

Tom is survived by his devoted wife, Sandra Marie George, his sister Sue Hilty, and his children Kathleen Fischer, Kimberly Massen, Christine Swanson, Roy Bower, and Kathleen Colflesh. His 17 grandchildren, Matthew, Brittany, Rebecca, Scot, Brian, Eric, Jessie, Michelle, Brandon, Christopher, Ashley, Sydney, Steven, Cody, Carissa, Tanner, Tiana and his 19 great grandchildren.

Tom was born on March 28, 1936 in Middletown Ohio. He enjoyed playing basketball, 1st string, in Junior High, worked at a shoe store and graduated from High School in 1955. Tom enjoyed photography from a young age and would take pictures of the team and sell them for 25 cents each.  Tom went to work for Armco Steel Corporation after High School until 1967 when he attended the Seminary School in Columbus Ohio for one year. Tom then moved to Colorado Springs in 1969 and worked as an electrician for a few years before buying the Clover Court Motel & Café in 1971. In addition to the Motel Tom pursued a career in the Police department and graduated from a Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy. Tom was a Deputy  for the El Paso County Sheriffs office, an Officer  for the Manitou Police Department and  transferred to the Breckenridge  Police Department where he retired from the force, in 1978. Tom went to work for St Francis Hospital as the Assistant Director of Security for 14 years, where he met his Beloved Sandy. During the 43 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling and often camped the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Glenwood Springs was one of his favorite places and visited there often! Tom’s love for photography became yet another career when he graduated from the New York Institute of Photography online  and opened his own studio, Photographic Memories. He retired in 2004 to enjoy his family and Church until his passing.

 

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