Gordon Kay Tanner
January 24, 1934 ~ July 14, 2014
Viewing: Sunday, July 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and at the Grouse Creek Church Monday, 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service
Funeral services: 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Grouse Creek Branch Chapel
Interment: Grouse Creek Cemetery
GROUSE CREEK - Gordon Kay Tanner, age 80, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in Ogden, Utah, on January 24, 1934, to Delbert E and Mary Ella Betteridge Tanner. Gordon married JoAnn Kimber on December 16, 1955, and was later sealed to her in the Ogden LDS Temple on April 5, 2000. He attended Grouse Creek School and graduated from Bear River High School. Gordon loved helping others and was always willing to lend a hand. He is well known for fixing tires in his "tire shop"--for free. He was quick to tell a story and particularly liked sharing memories of his cowboy days. Gordon knew the value of hard work, whether working on the ranch, moving furniture or managing his service station. His greatest joy, however, was being able to retire and return to Grouse Creek. Gordon is survived by his children Cheryl (Tony) Ferrara, Bruce (Lisa) Tanner, Dee (Colleen) Tanner, Chris (Cross) Tanner and Shellie (Richard) Calchera; brothers Bill (Mary Kay) Tanner and Doug (Kathleen) Tanner and sister Carole (John) Olsen. Gordon has 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers (Merlin and Keith), one granddaughter (Mackenzie) and three great-grandchildren (Braden, Athena and Mason). Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Grouse Creek Branch Chapel. Family and friends may call Sunday, July 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and at the Grouse Creek Church Monday, 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment, Grouse Creek Cemetery.
I guess we don't have to tell you that we will miss your father very, very much. Not a day went by in Grouse Creek without us visiting him or he visiting us. We looked forward to those visits. He was always there when we needed him to dod something we had neglected to do before returning to Ogden. We loved his stories and experiences he shared with us. Our family grew to love him also. We are fortunate to have known him and shared some time with him. Love you kids. Keep tother as a family and love one another. That is the important part of life.
Verl & Delma
Gordon, We are very sorry to hear of your passing It was our pleasure to meet and get to know you over the many years during our annual deer hunt. We wish you happy trails and the best for your family you leave behind.
the Durrant Boy's
Jim, Bob, Jay, Kenny, Tracy, Kelly, Lynn, Brain, Jason, and Scott
Last summer, a coworker and I stopped at the gas pumps in Grouse Creek, driving an ambulance from Brigham, headed out to assist at a wildland fire in the area. Before we could fill the tank we were approached by a friendly man driving an old farm truck. He introduced himself as Gordon Tanner. He gave us exact mileage to the spot we were headed, and told us if we needed a place to cool off or get something to eat, his house was ready. He shared some stories of other fires he had seen there in the past. I felt like we could have talked for hours with him. By the time we left him that day, my partner and I agreed, he was the kind of man more people should be like to make this world a better place. I knew then I would never forget his name. My condolences to his family and friends.
Cyndi P Lanham