George S. Kirkpatrick Jr.

George S. Kirkpatrick Jr., 80, of Palm Desert, passed away in his home of natural causes. He was born August 22, 1927, to George S. Kirkpatrick and Bernice Irene, in Denver, Colo. He married Violet Swanson in 1944, and then married Joan Pepin on July 28, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev. George was an owner and company president of Minute Markets of Medford, Ore., for 40 years. He was a past member of the Rogue Valley Country Club, of Medford. He was a current member of Chaparral Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.

George is survived by wife, Joan Mary Kirkpatrick, of Palm Dessert, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Bill Lynch, of Medford, Karen and John Griffin, of Medford, Cyndi Kirkpatrick, of Seattle, Wash.; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Cindy Kirkpatrick, of Medford, Pat and Brenda Kirkpatrick, of Medford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Jim Reese, of Florida, Marg and John Wullscheleger, of Colorado, Mary Anne Howell, of Denver, Colorado; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Mary Kirkpatrick, of California, Harvey and Karen Kirkpatrick, of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Medford, Ore.