George W. Brox, 96, died on November 25, 2014 in Fremont,NH. He was born on April 23, 1918 to Wilbur A, and Ona K. Berry in Carpenter, Wyoming, and moved to Rawlins in January of 1923 with his parents.
He attended Westward Elementary School, Central School and Rawlins High School graduating in 1936. In 1982 he retired from L. M. Olsen and served as a bailiff in CarbonCounty Court in 2000 and 6th District Court in 2004.
George was a member of St.Thomas Episcopal Church. At his passing he held the longest in force Lay Readers License in state of Wyoming for the Episcopal Church.
He was a master cabinet maker and carpenter in Rawlins and has built or worked on most of the houses and buildings in town. George's other interests included serving as Wyoming Archaeological Society Past President 1976-1977; editor of The Wyoming Archaeologist from 1977-1986; Golden Trowel Award recipient1981; and Wyoming Archaeological Foundation Past President late 1980s-early 1990s.
George helped organize the stewardship program for the newly purchased Hell Gap Paleoindian site; was a member Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists; a WAPA 1986 Service Award recipient for Outstanding Contributions to Wyoming Archaeology; a member Plains Anthropological Society; and field volunteer for archaeological projects with the University of Wyoming and Office of Wyoming State Archaeologist 1970s-1990s.
George also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and his great passion was the outdoors and Carbon County, and golf which he took up at 89 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Ona, a sister Gurtrude V., Mary Jane McKay, wife of 55 years and son Rob. George is survived by son Greg and his wife Sherry of Fremont, N.H., granddaughter Sarah Brox of Manchester, NH, grandson and his wife Aaron and Jessica Brox and great grandson Casey of Greenville, NH and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and internment will be in the Rawlins Cemetery at a later date. Brewitt Funeral Service, 2 Epping St., Raymond, NH is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
George W. Brox