Monday , April 22, 2013 - 8:54 AM
George LaTulippe of Ogden celebrated his 80th birthday.
He was born on April 19, 1933, in Salt Lake City to George Francis and Julia Patten LaTulippe. He married Lorraine Jensen on Feb. 11, 1955, in Salt Lake City; they were later divorced. He then married Mary Jo Giles Peterson on Dec. 26, 1975, in Ogden Canyon.
He attended East High School in Salt Lake City and joined the Utah Air National Guard, 191st Fighter Squadron during the Korean War. He attended the University of Utah, Utah State University and the University of Wyoming.
His professional career began as a teacher in White Rocks in 1959. Hecame to Weber School District as a teacher, counselor/pychologist and administrator. He was principal of Washington Terrace Elementary School and Farr West Elementary School, where he was also instrumental in its opening. The final stop in his career was at Weber State University in the College of Education.
Other activities include volunteering at the Eccles Art Center, flying a different decorative flag each day, a Christmas village he has worked on for more than 20 years, and more than 30 years with Labrador Retrievers. Later he was able to catch up on pleasure reading and write in Grandpa books.
He and Mary Jo traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, ports of Central and South America, Europe, Russia, North Africa, the Canary Islands, New Zealand and Australia.
His children are Patricia LaTulippe and Mark LaTulippe (deceased). He has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.