Blanie V. George, 85, of Baker City, passed away April 15, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 22nd at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral with Father Robert Greiner officiating. A reception will follow at the St. Francis Parish Hall. The interment will be held in Kanosh, Utah.\n\nOn June 13, 1930, Blanie was born to Owen V. and Ethel (Wiley) George in Delta, Utah. He graduated from high school in 1948 from Delta, Utah and attended college. He then joined the Air Force and proudly served for twenty years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retiring from the Air Force, Blanie went back to college and received a degree in Safety Engineering.\n\nBlanie married Sally V. Snyder on December 6, 1953 in Waco, Texas and together they were blessed with five children. Sally passed away at an early age on February 8, 1985.\n\nOn June 14, 1986, Blanie married his second wife Joan Welter in Baker City, OR. Joan had four children of her own.\n\nIn his spare time, he liked to go fishing and hunting, he also had a passion for education and learning, gardening, and especially for reading. Blanie was a member of the LDS church, American Legion, Trail Tenders, and he was a volunteer at the Leo Adler House. His work as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force was one of his proudest life accomplishments and he enjoyed trading stories with friends.\n\nBlanie is survived by his wife Joan George of Baker City, OR., his son and daughter in-law, Bill and Barbara George of Wilsonville, OR., son Steven George of Portland, OR., son Ted George of Portland, OR., daughter and son in-law Sarah and Todd Kohler of Boise, ID., son Robert George of Boise, ID., stepson and daughter in-law Don and Jackie Welter of Bend, OR., stepson and daughter in-law Jeff and Robin Welter of Portland, OR., stepdaughter Mary Banta of Baker City, OR., and stepson James Welter of Burns, OR. Blanie is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Ethel George, his first wife Sally and his siblings.\n\nMemorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to a charity of one's choice through Gray's West and Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.