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Allnutt Funeral Service – Macy Chapel

6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO

OBITUARY

George William Doering

August 26, 1936November 6, 2017

George William Doering, 81 of Greeley, passed away at his home on November 6, 2017. George was born August 26, 1936 to William Ferdinand and Erna Laura (Braun) Doering. George married Gayle Green on April 4, 1958.

George graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in 1959 and a Master’s degree in Entomology in 1960. He worked at Texas A&M University Experiment Station during his post-graduate years of study. He consulted as an entomologist for cotton farmers in the Brazos bottoms around College Station for several years. He started a PhD in Entomology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, for one semester before going back to his consulting business in College Station, TX.

In 1963 George began working for Monsanto and moved to Amarillo, TX, to run the fertilizer business in the Panhandle. In 1967 he became a partner in purchasing Balcom Chemicals in Greeley, CO. In 1969 he joined forces with a company in Nebraska owned by John Anderson. This became the basis for the growth that eventually became United Agri Products when it became part of ConAgra. George spent time traveling as an executive of ConAgra until his retirement in 1995.

George is survived by his wife, Gayle; children, Chris, Steve, David and Beth; grandchildren, Dustin, Sarah, Michael, Allyson, Drew, Katie, Alex, Will, Jackson, George, Anthony, Chris, Pablo; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Hudson, Maisie and Jett.

Private services to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Accent Care Hospice of Windsor or the Weld Food Bank in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Please visit www.allnutt.com to send condolences to the family.

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Larry Huston

November 13, 2017

To the Doering Family,

So sorry to learn of George. I admired him for several reasons, but pure spunk covers pretty much what kept his motor running. If some one said ""that won't work"" then stand back and be ready to be the first to say...""George came up with this"" and let er rip. He followed all dreams, brought many to life, gave back always and took little credit for UAP success. For me, he kept me in the game, let me loose to excel and challenged me when I got laid back. Thanks George for the showing what it's like to live in the ""spirit"" while on earth. Now you have all the free spirit to do with what you want, RIP Mr. Doering, you have earned your wings.
God Bless family,
Larry Huston.

Dennis Burchett

November 11, 2017

A very special guy who gave me a start when the company was still Balcom. I could write a page on the many great times where George was involved....learned a ton, laughed a lot. A special leader and there are many, many out there today who owe George a special thanks. Of the many things I learned, one stood out and that was to never come to work on Monday and laugh out loud if Texas A & M lost the football game on the previous Saturday. He will be missed .

Fred and Shirley Leis

November 11, 2017

So sorry for your loss of George, our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Fred and Shirley Leis

Greg Thiesen

November 10, 2017

George was a mentor to so many people including myself. He changed the lives of people always for the better. The world lost an amazing person. I prayers are to the wonderful family he left behind.

Gail Meisner

November 10, 2017

Gayle and family, I am so sorry for all you have been through. May God Bless and keep you thru this difficult time. George was an amazing person. Your contribution to Colorado Horse racing was unmeasureable. Thanks for all you have done!

Carolyn Gattis

November 9, 2017

Sending prayers to your family. I was lucky enough to work under George at UAP. He was a quite leader with a world of knowledge. Gayle thank you for all of your and George's support, you both are pillars in our community. Chris hope you and your boys are doing well. I know your Dad was so proud of you. Blessings, Carolyn Gattis

Elaine Wyatt

November 8, 2017

So sorry to hear of George's passing. My sincerest sympathies to the family. Elaine Wyatt

Judy VanEgdom

November 8, 2017

To Gayle and family. Over the years you were generous in your gifts to Eldergarden, a nonprofit where I was the director. You also allowed us to visit your horse farm each spring to see the new babies.

I am so sad to hear of George's passing and I send you my deepest condolences.

Judy VanEgdom

FROM THE FAMILY

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FROM THE FAMILY

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