George Edward Dennis, 72, passed away on August 14, 2021 at his home in Ogden, Utah. George was born on April 29,1949 to Ardyth Bates and Edward Robert Dennis in Salt Lake City, Utah. \n\nGeorge attended Bonneville High School where he made lifelong friends through sports, debate and drama. He earned his undergraduate in French from Weber State University and graduated with his MBA from The University of Dallas. His love of learning continued throughout his life. George was recently taking classes through the lifetime learning program at Weber State, his favorites being songwriting and guitar. \n\nHe married Barbara Lynne Morgan on September 10,1971 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They welcomed seven children into their family, and later eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. George and Barbara spent their first winter together living in a small camp trailer at Snowbasin Resort. George cleared the parking lot and ran the Becker Ski Lift, and Barbara served burgers in the Huntington Haus, skiing to and from work. That spring, they moved back for college and started preparing for their first child. In 1974 George graduated from Weber State and they moved to Dallas where he pursued his MBA in International Business. George and Barbara enjoyed ten wonderful years in Texas making cherished friendships that became like family. They later moved back to Utah, living in Bountiful, South Ogden, Orem and Ogden.\n\nGeorge began his career in Personnel with Blue Cross, and then in Banking with some international responsibilities. He also helped form an international trading company. George and his family returned to Utah to run his newly acquired small ceramic business. Matt was just seven years old when he saw a mouse in the warehouse and asked George if it was a cockroach. Coming from Texas, it was a fair question. George worked in the Financial Services Business and as a Business Consultant among a host of other adventures. He was an entrepreneur at heart and possessed a great mind for business bringing many of his ideas to life. \n\nGeorge lived with a deep abiding faith in God and our Savior Jesus Christ. He was a spiritual giant and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, he served in the French Polynesia Mission in Tahiti and New Caledonia, where he became fluent in French and Tahitian. His mission had a deep impact on his life and he shared his experiences often. George and Barbara later served together in a Spanish-language ward where they taught English classes. George’s love of language inspired him to learn Spanish in this calling. George and Barbara also served together in a church service mission in Ogden, Utah which they loved. George enjoyed a welfare service mission at the Ogden Bishops’ Storehouse where he spent time stocking shelves and interacting with patrons. His Christlike compassion fed patrons spiritually and emotionally in ways the physical goods they received could not. George worked as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple for five years. He prepared for his temple shifts days in advance and cherished his experiences in the Lord’s house. Although George served in the church in many different callings, his favorite and most recent was being a Primary teacher. \n\nGeorge was known for his profound love of his family. He was a loving husband and father and he was adored by his children and grandchildren. He had a best friend in his dog Coach. His relationships were meaningful and personal. George had a talent for making others feel loved and special when they were in his company. He was an avid storyteller and people were naturally drawn to him. He was the perfect combination of silly and serious; he would have you laughing and feeling inspired in the same conversation. George was happiest when he was talking and connecting with people. He loved making people laugh and you could always count on him to deliver a funny joke. He was bright, intelligent, caring, creative and sensitive. Music was an important part of George’s life. He was a talented composer and musician. He could listen to a song on the radio and play right along on the piano.\n\nGeorge faced many difficulties and challenges in life, which he overcame with extraordinary endurance, courage and faith. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his beautiful wife Barbara, who supported and cared for him through every phase of their life together. \n\nGeorge is survived by his wife Barbara of fifty years, their seven children, Ryan (Eva), Jennifer (Chad), Rachelle, Matthew (Brooke), Cindee (Art), Adelle (Cord), Jacob, eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren & his brother Douglas (Marcia). \n\nA memorial service will be held at 1401 Country Hills Drive in Ogden, on Friday, August 20th at 11 AM. Following the service, the family will welcome friends and relatives at a celebration of life open house held at George and Barbara’s home.\n\nFor those who would like to watch the Memorial Service virtually, you can view it using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q1jE10RxEQ The live stream will begin at 10:45 AM on Friday, August 20.