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Emrys L. 'George' Greenhalgh

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff

Emrys L. "George" Greenhalgh, 82, of Riverton, died July 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Stupka officiating. Graveside services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with military rites by Friday-Truan Detachment No. 683 Marine Corp League and Veterans.

Emrys L. Greenhalgh was born May 4, 1930, in Wilford, Idaho, to Alma Wilburn and Ethel Margauret (Hiatt) Greenhalgh.

Mr. Greenhalgh attended grade school for eight years in Wilford, Idaho, and then went to Sugar City High School in Sugar City, Idaho, where he graduated in 1948.

He married Mary Weimer Greenhalgh on Aug. 3, 1955, in Reno, Nev., and they had seven children. They were later divorced.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and served two years in the Territory of Alaska during the Korean War. While in the service, he became an auto mechanic and later worked in various places in Riverton.

His family moved from St. Anthony, Idaho, to Riverton in 1962 where he lived for the last 50 years. He was also a truck driver for Christianson Water Service and Wind River Ready Mix until he retired.

His family said he loved hunting, fishing and bowling in his younger years, and he loved his plants, gardening and playing cards with his friends at the Riverton Senior Center. He was a member of the VFW and the Eagles and was active at the Riverton Senior Center helping set up tables before meals.

He is survived by sons Greg Emrys Greenhalgh of Battle Mountain, Nev., and Perry L. Greenhalgh of Riverton; daughters Judy Lynn Raines of Acworth, Ga., Pamela Rae Fabrizius of Riverton, Cynthia Sue Roland of Orange Park, Fla., Mary Ann Upton of Albuquerque, N.M., and Angela Joy Greenhalgh of Thornton, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Keith, Sylvan, Lloyd and Dennis Greenhalgh; sisters Joyce, Faye, Barbara, Natella and Norma.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Justin Greg Greenhalgh on July 14, 2012; brothers LaMar, Nyle, Larry, Terry, Dale and Brent; sister Dorothy; and his parents.

Memorials donations may be made to Wind River VFW Post 3628, Amedisys Hospice or Riverton Senior Center in care of Davis Funeral Home.

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