George Holm Lyon passed away peacefully at the home of his son on January 17, 2008. He was born in Murray, Utah August 21, 1916 to George Harlem Lyon and Elmyra Holm Lyon. George attended Murray High School. George married the love his life Kathleen in Yuma, Arizona on December 13, 1941. \n\nGeorge worked with the WPA on several projects and later found work at Douglas Aircraft in California. George served in the Pacific during World War II and in the Philippines Islands. After the war George and Kay moved backed to Salt Lake City to enjoy the rest of their lives together. He worked for Kennecott Copper performing various tasks until receiving a carpenter apprenticeship in the early 1960’s where he remained until he retired in 1980. He and Kay enjoyed spending their time together gardening, visiting with family and neighbors and traveling to see his daughter and her family in Las Vegas. He enjoyed his time staying with Barbara and Travis who helped him through the hard time after the loss of Kathleen. \n\nHe loved his grandchildren and took great pride in every one of them. He was a quiet man who lived a simple life and mostly enjoyed the time spent with family. He was always there to help anyone in need and was a source of inspiration and strength to all of us who knew him. \n\nHe is survived by his sister Juanita Howe (Richard); children, Wayne (Karen), Roger, Barbara Brady, Michael (Roxanne); 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. George is preceded in death by his mother and father; wife, Kay; sisters, Elmyra, Norma, Deon and Elaine; brother, Charles; grandson, Wade; daughter-in-law, Jean; son-in-law, Bill Brady.\n\nThe family would like to thank the nurses and care-givers from Love Hospice for their friendship and concern they have shared with us over the past few years and the dignity they have given to both Mom and Dad. We truly think of you as friends. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Murray Care Center for the time they helped Dad. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Roxanne for all of her help. The smiles that were shared between George and Roxanne were his way of telling her thank you for inviting me into her home and caring for me and keeping me company and for being here for me until the very end. Thanks for the memories Dad.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, where friends and family may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday morning one hour prior to services. Interment Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E 4580 S.