Gordon, Robert Weir

Name: Gordon, Robert Weir
Burial Date: 2014, 06/25
Age at Death: 87
Plot Location: 969 G
Notes: husband of Margaret Lois (Strong)

US Navy  

War: WW2

DATELINE: Sterling, Kansas
NAME: Robert W. Gordon
AGE: 87 yrs
DATE OF DEATH: June 22, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Presbyterian Manor, Sterling
DATE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1926
PLACE OF BIRTH: Tarkio, Missouri
PARENTS:  Howard W. and Nelida Vessot Gordon
RESIDENCE:  Sterling since 1960
OCCUPATION: retired Music Professor at Sterling College, teaching from 1960 to  1983
EDUCATION: Graduated Weiser Idaho High School in 1944, Graduated from Sterling College with Music Degree in 1949; received his Master’s Degree in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
VETERAN: U. S. Navy serving during World War II
MEMBERSHIPS: active member of the United Presbyterian Church, American Legion, Sterling Community Band, all of Sterling; Kansas Music Education Association
DATE OF MARRIAGE: August 1, 1950
SPOUSE:  Margaret Strong
SPOUSE DEATH DATE:  August 15, 2008
SURVIVORS:  3 Sons, David & Joanne Gordon, South San Francisco, Ca., John & Kathy Gordon, Woodland Park, Co., Tim & Lisa Gordon, Golden, Colorado; Daughter, Kathy & Mark Becker, Galva; 3 Grandchildren, Matthew & Briana Becker, Amy Becker, Tyler Becker;  1 Great-Grandchild, Noah Becker
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Sister Lucille Hamm
VISITATION: 2:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.,
BURIAL: 11:00 A.M., June 25, 2014 at Sterling Community Cemetery with Military Honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Sterling American Legion
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at United Presbyterian Church Sterling
OFFICIATING: Rev. Bill McConnellee
MEMORIAL: Sterling College Music Department in care of the funeral home.