Albert G. Gay


(July 23, 2007)

Albert G. (George) Gay died Monday, July 23 in Powell at the age of 70.

He was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Pocatello, Idaho.  His father moved him and his mother to a Heart Mountain homestead in 1949, and George graduated from Powell High School in 1955.

He married Sandra S. Bristor of Powell on Oct. 12, 1957. He served a distinguished career as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army from 1956-1980. He served two tours in Vietnam.

He completed a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972 and a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 1976. After retirement, George and Sandra moved returned to Powell in 1997.

He is survived by his wife Sandra; three daughters, Tammy Gay of Kansas City, Mo., Christi Chavez of Albuquerque, N.M., and Traci (Serdar) Akgul of Plano, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kayla and Jessica Akgul and Christian Chavez.

A military graveside service will be held Friday, July 27 at 9 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations to Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic, c/o Powell Medical Foundation, 777 Avenue H, Powell, WY 82435 or the Powell Valley Hospice at the same address.

Thompson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.