George William Hellstrom was born in 1954, to Richard and Elizabeth Hellstrom in Redwood City, California. He passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the Alta View Hospital in Sandy, Utah.\n\nGeorge lived in California and Washington State before his family moved to Midvale, Utah. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and attended the University of Utah, where he earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He then worked as an engineer for Amoco Oil in Houston and for General Dynamics in San Diego. After working a few years as an engineer, he decided to attend law school at the U, where he met some of his closest lifelong friends. He worked as a lawyer for ANR Resources in Houston, Enviro Care in Salt Lake City, and most recently for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). George had a long career with the DOE working on environmental issues, including at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada, the Carlsbad Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, and most recently at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington. Throughout his legal career, he used his engineering insight to understand and explain the technical issues embedded in his legal work. He was a mentor for many colleagues at DOE.\n\nOutside of work, George loved road trips, was a Utes fan, and was an avid reader, devouring several books per week across all genres.\n\nGeorge never married. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Carma (Baggs) Hellstrom. He is survived by his brother Eric, and Eric’s wife, Susan, and their children Sonja and Brett, and by his brother John, and John’s wife, Pam, and their children Brian and Steven.\n\nA celebration of life will be held sometime in spring or early summer 2022.\n\nPlease feel free to make a donation to the Utah Food Bank or a charity of your choice in memory of George.