GARY GORDON

By: 
NLJ Staff

Feb. 18, 1937–March 17, 2019

Memorial service for Gary Gordon will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Weston County Senior Services Center in Newcastle, Wyo. Inurnment with military honors will take place at a later date at Ash Hollow in Lewellen, Neb.

Gary Gordon passed away March 17, 2019, at the Weston County Health Services hospital at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer.

Gary was born to Billie J. and Thelma Mae (Bandy) Gordon on Feb. 18, 1937, in Alliance, Neb. He was joined shortly with a brother, Bruce Gordon, then a baby sister, Linda Gordon.

Gary grew up riding a horse to school with his brother in the Racket community in the sandhills of Nebraska. He graduated from Lewellen High School in May of 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December of 1956 and served on the U.S.S. Hornet as well as other ships. Following his discharge he returned to the family ranch in Nebraska.

Gary married Micky Lee Wilson on March 3, 1961, in Rapid City, S.D. After their marriage they soon moved to the Gordon Ranch when his parents Billie and Thelma purchased the ranch south west of Newcastle in 1962. Shortly after they moved their one and only son, Glenn Alan, was born. They raised their son on the ranch with Billie and Thelma. Gary remained at the ranch from that time on and enjoyed his time there very much. He and Micky enjoyed the community and their good friends and neighbors.

Gary is survived by his son, Glenn (Dana) Gordon, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Megan Gordon of Hermosa, S.D., Billie Gordon and Wade Gordon, both of Newcastle; sister, Linda Johnson of Cambridge, Neb.; brother, Bruce Gordon of North Platte, Neb.; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and Aunt Jack Cotton.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made in Gary’s name to benefit Helping Hands of Newcastle and Totes of Hope. Memorials and condolences may also be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railroad Ave., Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at meridianmortuary.com.

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