George Hargrove Obituary

George  Hargrove
George Hargrove
George Hargrove

August 8, 1918 - February 9, 2009
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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George Hargrove , 90, passed away Monday morning February 9, 2009 surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held Sat. Feb 14th at 11:00am at Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman.

George was a lifelong resident of Des Moines. He graduated from Iowa State University and bravely served his country in WWII, the China Burma theater. Major Hargrove was decorated with two purple hearts and one bronze star. He returned to Des Moines to marry the love of his life Betty Ames of Ames Ia. and enjoyed 60 years together before her death in 2005. George had a lifelong career with Gibbs Cook Caterpillar in sales and personnel. He was generous with his time and resources while supporting organizations like Goodwill, Iowa Hospice and Red Cross of Iowa. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. His gentle ways and unconditional support of his family and friends were recognized by all.

George is survived by his children Linda (John) Matson of Des Moines, John (Maureen) Hargrove of Rockford, Il, and Marilyn (Jeff) Sternberg of Lake Mary, FL. He was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Bradley (Heidi) Schnock, Heather Indelicato, Charlie (Krissy)Sternberg, James Sternberg, Manuel Hargrove, Clay Hargrove, Matthew Hargrove and several great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff of Scottish Rite Park for their tender loving care when he resided there.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square, West 46th St and 12th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10036

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009
11:00 AM