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Ola Henson George

Ola Henson George, of Glenwood Springs, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002. She was 89.

She was born March 22, 1913, in Lawton, Okla., to Lorena Belle Mays and John T. Henson.

She married Clyde F. George on Feb. 5, 1945, in Longview, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1984, in Rifle.

The couple moved to Rifle Creek in 1946 to help his family run their ranch, now the location of the Rifle Creek Golf Club. In 1958, they sold the ranch and purchased the Antlers Grocery Store east of Rifle, which Mrs. George managed until 1969, when the business was closed.

Mrs. George moved to Glenwood Springs in 1990, where she served as a volunteer with the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary working in the gift shop.

She loved crafts and to crochet, and she was very interested in genealogy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. George is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Janice George, of Glenwood Springs, and Ray and Rhonda George, of Steamboat Springs; by grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law Troy Gordon and Michel Field, of Glenwood Springs, Tyler George, of Glenwood Springs, and Jonathan George, of Steamboat Springs; by granddaughter and grandson-in-law Denise George and Preston Weigart, of Glenwood Springs; and by a great-grandson, Samuel Weigart.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle, with the Rev. Ken Carlson officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.

Rifle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rifle Senior Meal Program or the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.

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