George William Ringwood

RingwoodGeorge  Obit (1)(August 30, 1926 – May 6, 2015)

George William Ringwood, 88, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on August 30, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Stephen Ringwood and Thelma Breeze.

George married Colleen Ballinger on July 24, 1948, and they were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on April 25, 1963. After the death of his loving wife in 2011 he married Helen Baker Howard on April 13, 2013.

George served in the US Navy for 24 years and protected our country during three wars. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he joined the U. S. Postal Service. George and Colleen moved to St. George, Utah, in 1984 to enjoy retired life.

Some of George’s favorite hobbies were golfing, playing card games, yard sales, spending time at the Bryce Canyon property, eating out and enjoying family and friend’s company.  George had such a great sense of humor and witty personality, always making new friends and had a big love for life.

George is survived by his wife, Helen, her extended family, and his four children, Steven, Cregg (Jeannie), Keven (Lorrie) and Tammy (Rob) Riley. Also, he has 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Kay White and brother-in-laws Dell Ballinger and Tom White. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Colleen.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd, St, George.
  • A viewing will be held Monday from 9-10:30 a.m., prior to service at the chapel.
  • Graveside services will take place on Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 North Street, Salt Lake City.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.

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