Obituary: George Jepsen
George Jepsen, 88, passed away on Oct. 19, 2011, in Sandpoint, Idaho, and was cremated in Newport, Wash. He was born in Oakland, Calif., moved to Gardnerville at the age of 13, living with his aunt Josephine Helwinkel. He graduated from Douglas County High School in 1941. He served in U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he returned to Gardnerville, working as a mechanic, equipment operator and carpenter. He met Lenora Young and they were married Nov. 7, 1948. In 1987 George and Lenora moved to Laclede, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; son Bill (Roberta) of Gardnerville; grandchildren Larry Wright, Rick (Nina) Wright, Mike (Johnna) Wright and Angie Mendes; sisters-in-law, Vivian Anderson and Ruby Lavery as well as a nephew, nieces and cousins. A private family gathering will be held Nov. 19, 2011.