George Cawthon

Obituary of George E. Cawthon

George E. Cawthon, 81, Boise passed away November 3, 2020, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. George requested no public funeral services.

George was born December 31, 1938 in Independence, KS to George W. and Hazel (Hanscom) Cawthon. George attended the University of Washington, was in the Air Force, and on September 4, 1966 married Karol Kennaly in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. In 1972 their son, Christopher was born, and George graduated from the University of ldaho with a Ph.D. in Botany. The family then moved from Moscow, Idaho to Many Farms, AZ where George taught at the BIA high school. In 1976 the family moved to Boise, Idaho where George worked for the Department Of The Interior Bureau Of Reclamation, retiring in 1997.

George was a member of Placer Masonic Lodge No. 3, A.F. & A.M. He was an avid photographer, reader, and he enjoyed outdoor activities especially rock hounding.

George was preceded in death by his parents, and two of his sisters. He is survived by his wife, Karol; son Chris; sister Helen Harlander of Spokane, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, Meridian.

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