Dale Ernest George, 66, died Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Minot, N.D.
He was born on May 20, 1956, in Powell, Wyo., to William Dean George and Joan Carol (Shelby) George. He spent his childhood in Basin, Wyo., and most of his school years in Glendive, where he graduated in 1974.
After graduation, he worked many oilfield jobs until 1984 when he moved to Thermopolis, Wyo., and started work for Fred Hanson at Fred Hanson Construction and Canyon Concrete which started his passion for the concrete business.
He later realized his love for flying planes and firefighting which took him all over the country. He made many longtime friends wherever he went with his jokes and straight-forward honest approach to life. He met Teri in 1994 in Townsend on one of his many firefighting adventures. He gained two sons and a daughter. Later that year, they welcomed another son to their blended family. Their adventures together led them to Wyoming for several years. They finally made their way back to Montana where they settled when he took a job at Sidney Red-E-Mix where he stayed until ill health forced his retirement.
He enjoyed driving Hercules (his cement truck), volunteering at the local fire department and watching FOX News. He was known for his political t-shirts and his many quick-witted jokes.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie George.
He is survived by his wife, Teri Jo George; children, Seth George, Shannon Smith, Shane Bucy and Shawn Bucy; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.