George Wallace Swank, 87 years young, passed away from Congestive Heart Failure on May 15, 2015 at home, in Lake Stevens, Washington, he fought the good fight to the end of his mortal life. George was born in Pocatello, Idaho to William Clay and Margaret Olive Wetherell Swank, Dec. 5, 1927. He was raised in Boise where he married Mary Louise Thompson in 1956 and raised their 8 children. George served in the US Army and was stationed in Vienna Austria at the end of World War II, he retired after 27 years of service in the Army, Idaho Army & Air National Guards. George was a jack of all trades owning several businesses, Continental Electronics, Continental Construction, Continental Cleaners and Golden Enterprise, Dad also worked as a house-mover for Bill Huckstep in Boise, civil engineer, custodian for the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, and apartment manager to name just a few. He lived in Kuna, Idaho, Murray, Utah, Malad, Idaho, and Lake Stevens, Washington. He served within the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in many capacities including dance instructor with Mary and Cub Scout leader. George loved technology (way before Kip) and always had a project on the back burner. As much as Dad loved his cars & gadgets, he loved his family more. Each of his children and their families and many many more, have benefited from his giving heart and helping hands. He worked hard to see to it his family kept in touch, and encouraged each member of his family to work hard, try until you get it right, and to always remain a person of faith. George was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary (2009); daughter Roxanne Kaye (1957); brothers; Warren (Eva); David (Gean); Billy, (Peggy); Sisters; Mary (Bob Belden); Jeanne (Norman Martin); Margaret (Bob Mockwitz). He leaves behind a brother, Lewis (Shirley) Boise, Idaho, his sons; Rex (Golda) Lake Stevens, Washington; William (Karen) Sunset, Utah; Max (Melanie) Lake Stevens, Washington; Joe (Meribel) Weihai, China, daughters; Penny (LeWayne) Saratoga Springs, Utah; Tammy (Jim) Vernal, Utah; Mary (Dana) Weippe, Idaho, 27 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew & loved him, Until we meet again at heavens gate, we love you.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.horsleyfuneralhome.com