Gale C. Hamelwright, age 82, passed away at the Southern Utah Veterans Home on September 10, 2015. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born to Cloy Hamelwright and Hazel Gunderson in Kenilworth, Utah, on May 7, 1933.
Gale grew up in Carbon County, graduated from Carbon High School. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jeniene Young, on March 14, 1952, in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Gale served honorably for four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War; graduated from BYU in 1960 in Mechanical Engineering. His career was spent with Hewlett Packard in Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado and in Boise, Idaho. He then retired after 29 years of service with HP. He spent 5 years with Iomega Corporation in Roy, Utah. Gale and Jeniene retired to St. George, Utah in 1984.
Gale was a sterling example of faith, fortitude, fun, and love for family, friends and all people. Gale was dynamic in all aspects of his life. He served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Branch President, Bishop, High Counselor, Young Men’s President (his favorite), Stake Missionary, Service Missionary, and Family History mission (his 2nd favorite) and he was a fabulous teacher!
He is survived by his wife, Jeniene, daughter, Keri (Brian) Morris, daughter Kristy Hamelwright, daughter-in-law, Roxanne Hamelwright, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son, Arthur G. Hamelwright and son, Mark C. Hamelwright and his parents, Cloy and Hazel.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. at the For Pierce Chapel, 750 E. Fort Pierce Drive, St. George
- A viewing will be held Friday, 6:-7:30 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George and Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Pierce Chapel prior to services.
- Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St. George.
Friends and family are invited to sign Gale’s guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.
A special thanks to Essential Care (Elsie); Southern Utah Veteran’s Home; and Journey of Hope Hospice (Leslie, Kathy, Susan Ann, and Amanda).