George Kimpton, 83, passed away in the early morning hours on September 20, 2020. George was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on April 7, 1937. He lived in Kimberly, Idaho until he was five years old before he and his family moved to a farm in Twin Falls. George attended Bickel Elementary school and Twin Falls Junior and Senior High School. He was an active member of the FFA and Boy Scouts where he earned his God and Country and Eagle awards. He graduated from High School in 1955 where he then attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a degree of Forestry. He married Clara Lue Dennis on June 7, 1960. He worked for the Forest Service in Cascade and Atlanta, Idaho as an Assistant Ranger. In 1966, he left the Forest Service to attend Boise State University where he earned a teaching degree. He taught business math at Caldwell Jefferson Jr. High School. George worked for the Boise Inter-agency Fire Center during the summers where he spent numerous summers in Alaska fighting wild fires.
In 1976, George and Clara started a beekeeping business, each year transporting 1000 plus bee hives to California and Washington for pollinating fruit crops. George loved Atlanta, Idaho and built a summer home there where he spent much of his later years. He is survived by his wife, Clara Lue, his sister, Rose, and brothers Dave and Steve, plus numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Q.R.U. of Atlanta at 80 East Alturas Rd. in Atlanta, Idaho, 83716-5022.