Darlington, George W. (February 22, 1928 - November 12, 2004)
George W. Darlington
Douglas Budget - November 17, 2004Funeral services for George W. Darlington, 76, were held Nov. 16 at Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel in Douglas, with members of his family conducting the service.
Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery with Ashlar Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM conducting Masonic rites.
Mr. Darlington died Nov. 12, 2004, at his home in Douglas, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Upton to Oley Andrew and Lillie Gail (Cummings) Darlington. He was raised on the family homestead 40 miles southwest of Newcastle. He attended country school through the eighth grade at Darlington School located on Black Creek near the family ranch. He attended and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1946.
At age 19 he went to Alaska looking for a homestead. He served as a radio operator in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-52.
On May 15, 1950, he married Vera Jean Fulton in Newcastle. He worked for various ranches in the Upton-Newcastle area, before starting a career with the Forest Service in 1960. The family moved to Douglas in 1961. He retired from the Forest Service in 1990 as an engineer.
Mr. Darlington spent his retirement years in Douglas. He held a dual membership with the Masons in the Newcastle Masonic Lodge #13 and Ashlar Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM. He was a past master of the Ashlar Lodge. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Korein Shrine and was chairman of the advisory council DeMolay, Douglas chapter. He was the recipient of the Chivalric Degree Order of DeMolay. He also was a member of the Douglas Community Club, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending sporting events to watch his grandchildren participate.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, David and Carolyn Darlington of Rock Springs and Linda and Marlin Anderson of Douglas; sisters Betty Neal of Shell and Mae Christensen of Newcastle; brother Wayne Darlington of Newcastle; grandchildren Lucas, Loren, Lance, Leah and Tate Anderson, Texie Baker and Casey, Kyle and Kolby Darlington; and great-grandchildren Avery Anderson and Garrett Baker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vera on Dec. 23, 1991; and his brother Glen Darlington.
Pallbearers were Loren Anderson, Lance Anderson, Tate Anderson, Lucas Anderson, Lance Baker, Kyle Darlington, Kolby Darlington and Casey Darlington. Honorary pallbearers were all of his family and friends.
A memorial to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children, Virginia Street at Fairfax, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, would be appreciated by the family.
Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.