George Albert Enyeart passed away on March 14, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born in Breckenridge, Colorado on February 19, 1936, to Luna and Carl Enyeart, and was the last born of 9 children. George grew up in Breckenridge, and during that time his father was sheriff and his mother county clerk. He graduated from Summit High School and headed to Denver shortly thereafter to pursue his electrical apprenticeship training.
In 1960 George met the love of his life, Verna Johnson. The minute he laid eyes on her, he thought “That’s my girl.” They were married in 1961 and their daughter Tracey was born in 1962. George is survived by Verna, Tracey, her husband Jim Littlefield, and Tracey’s son August Evers. George and Verna had a love like no other, a partnership with balance and trust, and they enjoyed 59 years of adventure together.
In 1970, George returned to Breckenridge to start his own electrical contracting business and build the home in which he would raise his family. George could build, fix, or manage anything. He chased bats out of his neighbors’ homes, fixed their ovens on Christmas morning, plowed his neighbors’ driveways, all while whistling classical tunes in perfect pitch. The house he built was made for friends and entertainment, and boy did he fulfill those goals. He was happiest on Sunday mornings preparing pancake breakfasts for his guests – friends or strangers – as he and Verna were always the first to open their home to stranded visitors stuck in town due to a blizzard or other circumstance. Sunday afternoons during football season you’d find George cheering on his beloved Denver Broncos, either at the game or at home with friends.
George loved the symphony and Roy Orbison alike. He and Tracey sang in the choir at Father Dyer United Methodist Church for several years. He couldn’t read music, but he could carry a perfect tune. He loved going dancing with Verna and they could certainly “cut a rug”. He loved western art and literature, in his later years became a connoisseur of western movies.
He viewed the world through a lens of compassion, and nothing disappointed him more than to discover dishonesty in others. As Verna will tell you, “He oozed goodness.” He passed that trait along to his grandson August, with whom he had a very special relationship. He had a smile and a twinkle in his eye for all children, and was beloved by his many nieces, nephews and their children.
George and Verna retired to The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA in 2001, and there they enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and entertaining. George also became a member of the local Poetry Club, and his deep baritone voice would be put to its best use when he read his favorite works of Robert Service or from his book of Cowboy Poetry.
To know George was a true blessing, and he leaves behind many friends and loved ones, all of whom love to tell a great “George” story. His family will hold a memorial service later in the year and will look forward to seeing a lot of those friends and family members to celebrate George’s life and share those stories together.
George was so dear to us, and like a second father to me. He was a dear friend & business partner to my parents. My family & I have great memories of George that we will always cherish. I know we will see him again one day in heaven. Until then he will be deeply missed. Love, Julie Simonton & Family
- Julie Simonton & family, Breckenridge , Colorado
My condolences to your family. I have clear memories of George and Verna at Father Dyer Church; a beautiful and caring couple. My prayers are for your family during this trying time. May you find peace in his legacy of honesty and faith.
- Ami Dayton , Colorado
George was such a caring soul and will be missed by all that knew him.
- Heather Gard, Breckenridge , Colorado
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
- James Phillip Willis, Arlington , Texas
What an amazing tribute to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
- Rita Conner, Pflugerville, TX
I have very fond memories of George. he was very clever and had knowledge about so many things. And He taught me the best method to fry an egg and I still use it. I have thought of him when I fry my eggs :).
- Chris Veeneman, Paris , France
Verna I'm so so sorry. Thoughts and prayers to family. He will be missed.
- Faye Reynolds , Breckenridge , Colorado
I did not know George, but I know Tracey. If Tracey is an indication, George and Verna did a great job during their 59-years together. As Tracey has said, her father was "a hell of a guy" and I take Tracey at her word. The loss of good people like George cannot be replaced. However, we can lean on the legacy of friends and family to bridge the gap in his absence. Please except my deepest condolences and well wishes for Verna, family and friends.
- Corey Taylor, Cedar Park, Texas
George was my very favorite uncle ad well as my only real father figure. The best I could ever ask for. We chose he and Verna to be our daughter and sons God parents. Loved them so much.
- Terry and Michael Roschak, Breckenridge, Colorado
I loved George and am so grateful that we were related and close enough in age to be friends. I've so many "George" stories that I have trouble believing he's gone and they are over. My sympathy goes to Verna, Tracey and the family. We will miss that dear man.
- Rose Enyeart, Colorado Springs, CO
Verna, Lou and I send our deepest sympathy and love on the loss of your dear husband. You are in our prayers.
- Gerry and Lou Molella, SAVANNAH, GA
I was very young when I was around George. My grandparents (Jean and John Harrell) and my great aunt (Anne Stonington) had a home next door, and I always remember your mom and dad as being lots of fun and very kind. Sorry for your loss!
- John Livermore, Frisco, TX
I was saddened to hear of George’s passing. He was a wonderful man. My heart goes out to Verna and Tracey.
- Jim Mallouk, Edwards, Colorado
Our sincere condolences on your great loss. You will always have your memories to sustain you.
- Patricia Humphreys (Johnson), Brooks, Alberta
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel