Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 28, 2022
Gordon Stewart

Obit Gordon Stewart 1In his Wendover home, where he loved to be, Gordon concluded a life well lived June 24, 2022. While he will be missed and remembered always, his wife and children find comfort knowing that there is an epic card game (most likely pinochle) happening with his brothers. Gordon was an amazing man who lived a full life. He always said he had kids so that he could have grandkids!

Obit Gordon Stewart 2Born July 28, 1946, Gordon was the third of four boys born to Marie and Rell Stewart. The four brothers were raised in a loving home by their mother and stepfather Larry Johnston. Gordon graduated from Grantsville High School in 1964. Gordon still kept in touch with many of his high school buddies over the years and loved to talk about his time spent with them growing up doing many things we are not sure would be legal today. We sure loved to hear his tales, no matter how “tall” they were.

According to his stories, he went into the Navy to play basketball around the world. During his time in the Navy, he was assigned to serve on the USS Kittyhawk. Gordon was able to tour the world while serving our country for more than four years.

He loved all sports, but basketball was special to him. He participated in and watched countless hours of games throughout his life. He sure enjoyed the high school level games. Especially when his kids or grandkids were playing.

Gordon was blessed with two boys from his first marriage, William and Micheal. He later married his “Babes” DeAnna in 1977. They had three girls, Kamerin, Christina, and Heather. He also had a great relationship with many of the youth in Wendover.

Gordon had many jobs throughout his life. He first enjoyed working at a service station where he earned enough money to buy his first car by the age of 15. He then worked at the Stateline Casino for 20 plus years. Gordon decided to “semi-retire” and own his own business and then “retired” and taught high school shop. He also enjoyed driving school buses for all Wendover schools around town and out of town to ball games during his retirement.

Gordon was a tease, he was stubborn, he liked to act tough, but he was just a big softy. His hair never turned gray; it was just silver. He loved to talk!

Gordon is survived by his wife DeAnna; sons William and Micheal; daughters Kamerin (Nick) Tangaro, Christina (Kirk) Petersen, and Heather (Trevor) Peterson. He had 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He loved his countless nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends and he enjoyed talking to them as much as they would let him. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents Marie and Larry Johnston; and his brothers Garth, Dale, and Melvin; also many other close family members who we have all missed so much.

As his family, we would like to thank the countless family, friends, and Wendover residents who have hugged, loved, called, looked out and cared so much for us the past few months. We love you all!

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Mr. Gordon WHS athletic scholarship: Venmo  @MrGordonWHS

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11 a.m., with a prior visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 269 Second St., Wendover, Utah.

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