George Thomas Hart

George Thomas Hart, Sr., age 93, of Thornton, Colorado, formerly of Philip, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his home in Thornton.
George Thomas Hart was born March 22, 1926, in Philip, South Dakota, the son of George William and Mary Margaret (Hanson) Hart. He grew up and received his education in Philip. After his education, George entered the U.S. Navy on October 28, 1944. He was honorable discharged on July 12, 1946, and returned to Philip.

George was united in marriage to Ella M. Fitch on November 22, 1949, in Huron, South Dakota, and to this union were born six children. After their marriage they moved to Philip where George owned Hart’s Construction, building various houses in town. He later owned and operated Hart’s Lumber Yard, until selling it in 1964.

He then moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked construction for four years before moving to Denver, where he worked for Coors Brewing Company.

George was united in marriage to Barbara Brown on May 30, 1975. They made their home in Thornton, Colorado, all their married life. George continued to work at Coors until retiring in 1988.

George enjoyed fishing and camping, and working on cars, campers, or anything he could try and fix.

Survivors include his wife Barb of Thornton, Colorado; one son Steven (Vickie) Hart of Arvada, Colorado; four daughters Linda (Keith) Kuchenbecker of Black Hawk, Pam (Jerry) Ingram of Philip, Cindy (Kent) O’Connell of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Susan (Jack) Heinz of Philip; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by a son George Thomas “Tom” Hart; his parents; three sisters Ruth “Eileen” Hoag, Mary Ankrum, and Margaret Jean Hart; and one brother Francis Hart.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Interment with military honors will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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