George Thomas Bloom, age 65, passed peacefully from this life on February 9, 2024. His

passing ended a short, but intense fight with pancreatic cancer. Throughout his life and during

his illness, George lived his life with quiet kindness, determination, and faithfulness.

George was born May 21, 1958, in Phoenix, Arizona to Charles Neal Bloom and Betty Ann

Thomas Bloom. George was raised in Glendale, Arizona, served as a missionary for The

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Columbia, Vancouver Mission, and

attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a BA in Psychology. While at BYU, George worked as a lifeguard where he met BYU swimmer, Lisa Swaim. They were married December 29, 1981, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Los Angeles,


After graduating from BYU, George worked for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 3 years and then worked 22 years for the City of Fontana Police Department where he filled various assignments as an officer, corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant. George had many wonderful colleagues at Fontana PD and looked forward to an annual reunion with them after

retiring. He was thrilled to see his son Zachary join the ranks of this great department in recent years and enjoyed chatting with Zack regularly about his work.

After living in Fontana, CA for 12 years, George’s family moved to Hesperia, CA for 24 years,

and then George and Lisa built their dream home in New Harmony, Utah in 2020. In New

Harmony, George could have a nice garden, fruit trees, and lots of room to have family and

friends gather to enjoy each other and the beautiful surroundings. Many great memories were made in this place with family and friends.

George loved music and played the piano by ear. He loved fishing, hiking, and hunting,

especially with his dad, brother, son, and sons-in-law. George loved the Lord and was always an

active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. George enjoyed researching his family history and knew many great facts and stories about his ancestors.

Most of all, George treasured his family and was a loving and devoted husband, father, and

grandfather. He and Lisa focused on their family and enjoyed doing things with the children as they were growing up including, but not limited to, attending their swim meets, boating, playing at the beach, hiking, and fishing throughout the western states. George adored his 12 grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

George was loved by many. Family members considered him not only a relative, but also a good

friend and a trusted confidant and friends considered him to be family. He was open and warm,

patient and loving. His steady and calm demeanor blessed all those around him, especially during stressful and trying times. Truly, George was one of the “good guys” and we are all blessed to have known and loved him.

Left behind with a lifetime full of fond memories are his wife Lisa, daughter Crystal and her husband Justin Delatore, daughter Shannon and her husband Darin Thomas, daughter Jamie and her husband Doug Beckstrand, son Zachary and his wife Jennifer Bloom, his mother Betty

Bloom, and siblings Lynnette Erickson and Neal Bloom. He is also survived by his twelve wonderful grandchildren: Everett, June, Mattie, Thomas, Marley, Nora, Mae, Ruth, Remi, Quinni, Anna, and Alyssa. George is preceded in death by his father Charles Bloom,

his mother-n-law Bonny Faulkner, and his father-in-law Dewey Swaim.

Funeral services will be held February 17, 2024, at 1:00pm, with visitation from 11:30-12:30 at

the Kanarraville Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 80 S Main Street,

Kanarraville, Utah 84720. Interment will take place at the Kanarraville Cemetery, immediately after the service.

George’s family would like to acknowledge the excellent medical care he received from so many kind and compassionate medical professionals over the past two months and for the tender hospice care given by all the healthcare workers at the Intermountain Health Regional Hospital

of St. George. During his illness, George felt the love of God, family, and friends through an

outpouring of visits, calls, texts and so many prayers on his behalf. We cannot adequately

express our appreciation for the care and compassion we have received from medical professionals and from so many friends and family members who loved George!

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign George’s online guest book at


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Spilsbury Mortuary
110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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Since I am now an older lady, I read the obits about once a week to make sure none of my friends have passed. I didn't know George, but he sounds like a wonderful man! Hope you can find peace in knowing you will be reunited with him.

Carol , Centerville, UT, US Feb 16, 2024