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George Claridge

Orson George Claridge, a resident of Duncan, entered into rest early Sunday morning, July 24, 2022, at his residence, with his granddaughters at his side, following a valiant battle with cancer. George was 66.

George was born on October 21, 1955, in Safford, Arizona. He graduated from Duncan High School and went on to become an extremely successful electrician and senior supervisor with Phelps Dodge/Freeport.

George's greatest accomplishment in life was his three daughters, Crystal, Lindsay, and Erin. His daughters gave him ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a special papa for each one of them, and had special names that he'd given them always making jokes with their name.

George went out of his way to make sure everyone felt important and had a voice. He had a great love for all of his family, they were the most important thing in his life. His memory will be carried on by the beautiful family.

He had a love for the outdoors and spending time with his children and grandchildren. George was known for his sense of humor, compassionate heart and involvement in the community. He served as a volunteer fireman, hunter safety instructor and little league coach. His friends were always able to count on him for anything, he was a true friend and loved by so very many people.

George is survived by: his daughters, Crystal Claridge, Lindsay Tyler her husband Travis, Erin Spivey and her husband Kevin; his grandchildren, Kelsey Rapier, Makaelyn Riggle, Matthew Claridge, Cloey Claridge, Dustin Friend, Brady Friend, Troy Tyler, Austin Tyler, Delanie Spivey, and Samual Spivey; and his 6 great-grandchildren, Emmett, Owen, and Kennedy Rapier, Janessa, Anastasia, and Olivia Friend; and sister, Marie Arrington.

Sunrise Memorial Services for George will be conducted Wednesday morning, July 27, 2022, at 5:30 a.m., at the old highway camp, at mile post 376, on Hwy 70 West of Duncan.

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Joshua Hernandez Aug 14 2022 8:29 PM

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Kelsey Rapier Jul 31 2022 5:43 AM

I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing ! I have fond memories of him and Alfred Montoy coaching my boys and me being team mom we always had fun at the practice and games ! He was a great guy !

Loretta Snodderley Jul 29 2022 7:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

Shane Dunagan Jul 29 2022 4:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

Willa Zimmermann Jul 28 2022 9:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

Sara Lopez Jul 27 2022 9:16 PM

George is a great man whom I had the privilege to get to apprentice under for some time in Morenci at the metcalf powerhouse. He was very intelligent and inspired me greatly to learn and strive for great things. I will never forget his passion for the electrical field and I am a better craftsman because George took the time to teach me. It seems he had the same passion for his family as he talked of them often. Rest in peace my friend.

James Cooper Jul 27 2022 9:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

Bill Cole Jul 27 2022 11:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

Johnnie and Cindy Frie Jul 27 2022 9:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Claridge

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