George David Michaels

OBIT George David MichaelsDec. 2, 1924 – Aug. 12, 2014

Funeral services for George David Michaels of Burlington were held Aug. 16 at the LDS Church in Burlington. George, 89, died Aug. 12 at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody.

He was born Dec. 2, 1924, the son of John and Elnora Nicholson Michaels, the youngest of five boys. He attended a little one-room schoolhouse south of the river called Saint Joe through his elementary years. He started high school in Basin, but then attended school in Burlington where he graduated with the Class of 1943. George attended the University of Wyoming for one quarter, but then returned home to farm.

He married Delila Salmela in Almy, Wyo., in 1955. They lived on a farm south of the river in Burlington where their four children, Gordon, Roger, Carol and Larry, were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his four brothers and sisters-in-law and his oldest son, Gordon, who died at the age of 3 1/2 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Delila; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Marianne Michaels and Larry and Cathy Michaels; one daughter and son-in-law, Rex and Carol Michaels Williams; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was laid to rest beside his son Gordon in the Burlington Cemetery.