George E. Atmore, 1915 " 2008
September 17, 2008
George Atmore was born April 10, 1915, on the Troublesome at Pearmont. He passed away on July 18, 2008, in Loveland.
George was born to John Marshall Atmore, Uncle Johnny, and Laura Sophie Sevier, Sophia. George and his brother, Richard (Dick as he was called) were the two children of Johnny and Sophia who lived to adulthood. Records show that there were four other children who died in infancy.
George lived with his father and brother in the cabin above Freddy Grimes Ranch, now Elk Fork Ranch, on the Troublesome. He attended Pearmont School through the 8th grade along with the Wheatley kids, Cecile, George, Maidie, Doug, and Ken, Darrel Whitaker, and his cousin, June Atmore Swanson, to name a few.
George rarely left the ranch, mostly to walk to school down the road to the Pearmont School house. One story told was when Larry Gross and Jerry Baum would go fishing on the Troublesome Creek, and they would pass by the cabin. They would park at the curve and when they would go down the creek, George would be standing at the front door, and as they passed he would be standing at the back door. They would say hello, and he would nod, not speaking. Another story was that when he did come to town he would go to his aunt’s, Lily McElroy, Sophia’s sister, and she would be sure that he was fed. Stories of some of the battles between Dick and George became legendary.
In January 1961, George moved to Sierra Vista Nursing Home in Loveland with Uncle Johnny. Johnny passed away Jan. 16, 1968, and Richard passed away Oct. 26, 1983. Richard did not want to be there and often ran away. George lived there until his death and in a card sent to Norm Swanson from the home, it stated George was one of the favorites with the staff, with the biggest smile and the best hugs everyday. The residents of the home all were given numbers as they arrived. George’s number was six.
George was preceded in death by his mother, Sophia, in 1926, his father, Johnny, in 1968, and his brother, Richard, in 1983.
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Inurnment was at Kremmling Cemetery. A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at10 a.m. at Kremmling Cemetery.