Gordon, the youngest of three sons, was born Dec. 31, 1953, to Willard S. Henwood Jr. and Ruth L. Hammond in Tooele, Utah. He grew up in Grantsville with his two older brothers, James (Jim), and William (Bill). Gordon graduated from Grantsville High School in 1972, then went on to Salt Lake Community College, where he excelled in welding. After college, he began a lifelong career at US Mag in Utah, and retired in 2018. Gordon married Hazel A. Haight in the fall of 1974, and had three children.
Gordon absolutely loved hunting, fishing, camping and anything outdoorsy, but most of all, he loved traveling. He had a sense of adventure that compelled him to travel, experience different cultures, and explore the world from north to south, and east to west.
Gordon is preceded in death by his father, Willard Henwood, his mother, Ruth Henwood; and is survived by his wife, Hazel; his son, Michael; his daughters, Jenn DeWitt (Steven), and Lisa Kinder (Bryan); his seven grandchildren, Kenedi, Brea, Halli, Rhyder, Aspyn, Brynlee and Marlee; and one great-grandchild, “That Baby” Greyson.
A viewing will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 6 -8 p.m. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at noon, with a viewing held prior to the memorial service from 11 – noon. All services will be held at the LDS Church, 428 S. Hale St., Grantsville. Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Rocky Mountain Hospice and staff; and a special thank you to Calvin and Kylie Mutcher for your warm support and extra care.
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