George passed away gently surrounded by his loving family and beautiful wife Patricia.
Born in Logan, Utah. Graduated Logan High School and Utah State University.
Although a true Aggie his heart always remained true to BYU blue.
George volunteered for the draft and served his great country honorably in the United States Army.
George was assisting his mission president father Casper Merrill, when he came across the photo of a rare beauty, sister missionary Patricia HIll. Casper seeing the thunderstruck George prophesized correctly, "She will be your wife!"
They corresponded, courted and married in the Logan temple in 1958.
George excelled in business and brought joy and Ice Cream all across the Wasatch Front for decades. He worked from dawn to dusk but always spent time and loving affection on his 8 adoring children. He took them water skiing, snow skiing, camping and at least annually to Lake Powell.
The tally of his magnificent posterity continues to rise with today's official count at 41 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.
George served faithfully as a Bishop in the Bountiful 31st Ward.
George served his first mission in the Southern states as a young Elder and then subsequently in Fort Apache Arizona with his wife and then on to London England, serving in a small branch and the London temple.
George lived in Beautiful Bountiful for 59 years before retiring to the wilderness of Layton, Utah for his final years.
He will be missed, loved and remembered every day.
A viewing will be held Friday, May 5th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Farmington Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main St., Farmington, Utah 84025. Funeral services will be held at the Layton Parke Ward Chapel, 400 S. 2200 W., Layton, Utah 84041, on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00am with a viewing preceding the service from 9:30am to 10:30am.
Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/people/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory/100057447129518/) and this obituary page. The livestream will begin approximately 10 - 15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.