In Memory

Gordon Shelley

January 22, 1997  per information from David Harmon

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03/19/15 08:52 AM #1    

Nancy Whittaker (Ward)

Gordon E. Shelley

Gordon is at peace. He went back to God on January 22, 1997.

He was born on October 28, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He loved to explore the mountains and the deserts in his Jeep.He leaves behind his father and mother, Elwin and Marge Shelley, Sandy; brothers: Wally (Dawn) Shelley, Sandy; David (Cindy) Shelley, Phoenix, AZ; sister: Cindy Au (Larry) Atlanta, GA; son: Gene Shelley; step-daughter: Joey Hadden; step-son: Pete Hadden; and his wife and best friend, Emily.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests you plant a tree.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m.,

Monday, January 27, 1997 at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive.


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07/16/15 09:32 AM #2    

Craig E. Graf

Gordon was another of my friends from elementary school on. His parents home at the time was on 4500 S. And just East of 2700 E. just a few streets away from my parents home.

When went into high school he bought a Ford Maverick Grabber. It was metallic chocolate brown. Small V8 and a 4 speed transmission. It was FAST!

Gordon, Alan Scott and myself would run around Hollady in it. All three of us crammed into the frontbench seat. Those were good times.

07/19/15 06:37 PM #3    

Alan Scott

I have two strong memories of Gordon. 

He had a love of the outdoors.  When we were in Jr. High, we would talk for hours about snowmobiling.  We would discuss our favorite rides, what we had seen, the troubles we had, the sleds we drove.  It's strange that we never met on the slopes, since we were often in the same canyon at the same time.  But the stories and lies we told each other Monday mornings were priceless.

The other memory I have of Gordon is his having so effortlessly picked up a part time and summer job at Wasatch Shadows Nursery.  I worked there for about a month one spring, and frankly failed miserably.  On the other hand, Gordon easily became part of the Wasatch Shadows team.  As high school went on, he appeared to have found an occupation as I was wandering aimlessly.  I always admired him for his sense of purpose and direction.

Gordon, you are missed.

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