George Hacking Sheffield a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at his home from a short illness on the beautiful morning of October 21, 2022. He was 92 years old.
Born on April 16, 1930 to Vaughn Peter and Edith Hacking Sheffield. He was born on the kitchen table at their home in Kaysville where he lived and grew up in his youth. He was the oldest of 5 brothers. He attended Davis High School where he graduated from in 1948.
After high school, George worked at the famous Clover Club Potato Chip Factory until he joined the Army to serve his country during the Korean War.
George married the love of his life, LuDean Madsen on August 13, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised their 3 children in their family home in Kaysville where he lived until his passing. He worked at Hill Air Force Base as a machinist after graduating from a 4-year Apprenticeship Training program. He held many different positions at HAFB including that of a foreman and manager. He also went to school at Weber State to learn computer programing for making airplane parts. He retired after 40+ years. He took it easy for a couple of years to enjoy retirement life fishing, camping trips and working in his garden. Then his daughter found the perfect part-time job for him. He started his second career as a courier for Barnes Banking Co. 2 days a week. He was only going to work a couple of years, but he enjoyed the people in the different branches so much that he ended up working 12 years before he retired.
George was a devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years he served in a variety of callings. Stake Sports Director, Secretary in the Bishopric and many callings in the Elders Quorum and High Priests. He was a faithful Minister to many families over the years.
George had so much love for his family. He loved to take them on family camping, fishing, and hunting trips. He especially loved to go to Bear Lake where every day was an adventure of boating, waterskiing, and motorcycle riding. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and hardly missed a game.
George loved the Fall Season because it meant hunting! Deer, elk, moose, buffalo, and pheasants! He hunted them all. He always had hunting dogs and his favorite was a Springer Spaniel named Rex.
George loved playing softball and basketball. He loved watching sports on TV.
George was a good friend and loved to serve others. He was always willing to help and was very talented in fixing many things.
George was a remarkable man who recently said, “If I died today, it’s ok because I have lived a wonderful life!”
George is survived by his wife of 68 years, LuDean; their 3 children, Kim (Alan), Steven (Mike), and Jeffrey; grandchildren Mark, Julie, and Bradley (Morgan) Merrill, Cody (Emily), Caleb (Michaela), Missy, Marcus and Zach Maughan; and 8 great-grandchildren. George is also survived by his youngest brother Blair (Julie), sister-in-law Carol DeMill, and brother-in-laws Dennis (Atina) Madsen, and Kenneth (Tamara) Madsen. Preceded in death by 3 brothers Grant, Dean and Larry (Nyla), and his son-in-law Gary Merrill and brother-in-law Mark DeMill.
George, we will miss you dearly, but know that we can always remember and carry the strong love you have for each of us in our hearts and minds.
Due to health concerns we will be having a small viewing and funeral for family and close friends which will be held on Friday, October 28th at 12:45-1:45pm at the Russon Mortuary located at 1941 North Main Street, Farmington, Utah. Funeral service will begin at 2:00pm.
Interment will be at the Kaysville City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on this page and Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.