George Hosteen Nez, 59 of Escalante, Utah passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 2, 2019. He was born to Jack and Anna Nez on May 27, 1960 in Tuba City, Arizona. He was the 3rd of 12 children.
George moved to Richfield, Utah as a teenager and finished high school there. He met Lisa Ann Leibenguth while living in Panguitch and working in Escalante at Escalante Sawmills. They were married on August 14, 1993, in Escalante and made their home there. Their children are Brandon, Afton, and Jaycee. He was employed with Reed Munson Construction and was an excellent carpenter among other things. He loved being a handyman and could fix just about anything. He also loved to be outdoors, hunting and especially fishing with family.
George always had a smile and a joke for everyone he come in contact with. He was loved by all.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Escalante; children: Brandon, Escalante; Afton, and Jaycee, Cedar City; one granddaughter on the way, Whitley Jo; brothers: Tullie, David, Raymond, Roger, Joe, Harry, Robert; and sisters: Lena and Susie. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Begay and brother, Lee Nez.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 Noon in the Escalante 1st Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Cow Springs Cemetery, Cow Springs, Arizona. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up in George’s name at State Bank of Southern Utah in Tropic, Utah.