George Henry Wells
George Henry Wells, an avid fisherman, retired Steel Industry executive, and Twin Lakes, Wash.
resident died Wed., April 24, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after a brief illness. He was 74.
George was born in St. Louis, Mo. in 1944, the son of George and Marjorie Wells. He was raised in
New Jersey with his brother, Jim Wells, and sister, Cathy (Wells) Tinker, to have a passion for fishing
and boating along the New Jersey Shore. After graduating from Woodlawn H.S. in Woodlawn, N.J.
George enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. After his return to the U.S., George graduated
from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
George joined Price Waterhouse after graduation as a CPA and began a career in the Steel Industry.
George worked at several metals companies in Ohio and Pennsylvania including the National Forge
Company where he held the position of CEO.
George retired to Twin Lakes, Wash. with his wife, Tifanie Wells, in 2005 where he enjoyed boating,
fishing, woodworking, gardening, skiing, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the
local Slow Foods club, and served on the Board of Directors for the Inchelium Community Health Center.
George is survived by his wife, Tifanie Wells of Twin Lakes; brother, Jim (Gwenn) Wells; sister,
Cathy (Bob) Tinker; his stepsons, Heath (Sara) and Nathan (Jennifer) Downey; his children, Liza (Jim)
and Jon Wells; and eight grandchildren.
An informal gathering of friends to celebrate the life of George, will be held on June 23, from 2-4pm at
the Kettle Falls Historical Center, PO Box 498 Kettle Falls, Wash 99141. Memorial donations may be
made to same.