George Latham IV

Obituary of George Robert Latham IV

 

George Latham peacefully went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife Dolores Latham, his parents George and Frances Latham, his son Robin Latham and daughter Barbara McAlpin. He is survived by his children: Norma Mummert (Chuck), Glenn Latham (Sue), Sandy Neafsey (Jeff), and Mark Latham; 13 grandchildren: Annette Brinkman (Dan), Karen Daily (Greg), Colin Latham (Kori), Chris Latham (Jordan), Carrington Latham, Amy Inyang (Mfon), Grant Latham, Matthew McAlpin (Allison), Katharine McAlpin Parkhill (Clint), Rachel Neafsey, Anna Nolan (Caleb), Nic Latham (Cassie), and Sara Latham; and 12 great grandchildren: Acacia Brinkman, Abigail Brinkman, Andrew Brinkman, Noah Daily, Oliver Daily, Ben Latham, James Latham, Gloria Latham, Harper Latham, Miles McAlpin, Jameson Parkhill and Adaline Nolan.

 

George was born in West Virginia on December 6, 1930. He met Dee in high school and they were married in 1952. They lived in Wilmington, Delaware while George completed his final year of college at the University of Delaware with a degree in Electrical Engineering, where Norma was born. After graduation, they moved to Long Island, New York where Glenn was born, and they adopted Robin and Barbara. Then they moved to Saratoga, California for work where Sandy and Mark were born, and then on to Colorado in 1965. George and Dee moved back to California in 1989 for George’s contract work while Dee worked for the airlines. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona to retire in 1999 and then back to Colorado in 2005.

 

Being an only child and Dee one of two children, they wanted a large family. They had two of their own, adopted two from Korea, and had two more. But we can’t even begin to count all the “kids” they took under their wings and into their house over the years — mostly 20-something’s who were new in the Lord that needed some type of stabilization in their new life.

 

George’s day job was electrical engineering and his life job, besides all their children and all the “kids” they had living with them, was teaching foundations of Christianity courses, developing and teaching a layman’s Bible college, and teaching money management and budgeting.  He might just now be beginning to see the fruits of his work for the Lord. 

 

He had a love of travel (which was encouraged by Dee’s job with the airlines), sailing, the water, card games, and ballroom dancing.

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13
January

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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Cornerstone Church of God
5624 Yarrow St
Arvada, Colorado, United States
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