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Erik M. George


Erik M. George (44) of Georgeville and Wapato passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Yakima. Erik was born in Goldendale on Aug. 14, 1972, to Francis F. and Janet S. Smartlwat-George. He was raised in Georgeville and educated in the Goldendale School District where he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling and track. He was a champion fancy dancer who traveled all over Canada and the United States. He enjoyed fishing, playing craps and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Francis F. and Janet S. Smartlwat-George of Georgeville; three children, Emily and Tyrone both of Lapwai, Idaho, and Kristen of Phoenix, Arizona; his companion, Michelle Antelope of Wapato; five brothers, Merle Tendoy of Rocky Boy, Montana, Clayton "Todd" George of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, Clifford George of Goldendale, Merle EagleSpeaker of Fort Hall, Idaho, and Jordan Yazzie of Georgeville; four sisters, Elizabeth George of Toppenish, Jenny George of Goldendale, Andrea George of White Swan and Jenece George of Georgeville and numerous nieces and nephews.


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