George R. Harvey


(December 19, 2002)

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home for George R. Harvey, 70, who died early Thursday, Dec. 19 at Powell Valley Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Burial of cremains at Crown Hill Cemetery will follow the service.

Mr. Harvey was born in Midwest on Oct. 21, 1932, to Rolland A. (Kid) and Helen C. (Hibler) Harvey. He attended schools in Elk Basin and Powell.

He married Nancy L. Talbott in Cody on Feb. 2, 1952.

He spent his life's work in the Wyoming oilfields. His passion for big rigs led to his truck driving career. He worked for Roden Drilling Company, Keller Trucking and 28 years for L.L. Smith Trucking.

In 1984, he received the Wyoming Oilfield Driver of the Year award from the Wyoming Trucking Association. He was so proud to have been chosen to receive this honor from his peers. In retirement, he enjoyed driving beet truck for Stroh Farms.

Mr. Harvey's greatest joys were family picnics on the North Fork and backyard gatherings. His hobby was drawing cartoons related to family and friends. He will be remembered for his ethic of hard work, his sense of humor and his admiration for the accomplishments of his daughters and grandchildren.

Survivors include Nan, his wife of 50 years; daughters Georgia Mason and husband Steve of Carrollton, Texas, Jeri McGary and husband Tom of Billings, Mont., Teri Cozzens and husband Donnie and Chris Galindo and husband Dave, both of Powell; brother Bob Harvey and wife Lucy and sister Edna Daughtery and husband Carl, both of Powell; eight grandchildren, John and Jessica Mason, Ryan and Matthew Shanahan, Amanda and Alison Harvey, Molly Cozzens and David Galindo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Billie, Rollie and Rod Harvey; and sister Donna Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Powell Valley Hospice or the charity of one's choice.