Obituary of George Leroy Morey ~ 2009
Former Homer resident George Leroy Morey died peacefully in his sleep at the home of
his daughter in Clarksville, Tennessee March 30, 2009 after a long battle with cancer
at the age of 77.
George and his late wife Pat spent a great deal of time traveling before settling in
Homer in 1979. George loved to tell stories, especially childhood stories such as when
he got caught smoking in school. He liked to play darts with his daughter, Cheryl, and
son, Bill, and numerous friends. George was a loving husband and father and enjoyed
being around his grandkids. He loved to fish, though he often admitted that he was not
particularly good at it.
George served in the US Army in Germany in the 1960ís and was proud to be a veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Patricia Morey, his brothers Edward
Morey and Richard Morey, and great-grandson Michael.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, June and John Rouse of Bullhead City
Arizona, daughter Cheryl Jones of Homer and ex husband David Jones of Homer, daughter
and son-in-law Teresa and David Moore of Anchorage, daughter Laura Dietz and Rett Hall
of Clarksville, Tennessee, Son Bill Morey of Moab, Utah, and ex wife Elizabeth
Tarnowske of Parump Nev, and son Caleb Morey of Anchorage, grandchildren Tina,
Collette, Heather, Danielle, Crystal, Jessica, Thomas, Ernie, Josh, Alyssa, Justin,
Missy, Ashley, Cruz, and Serena, and 16 great grandchildren.
At Georgeís request no funeral is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
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