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Subject: Gordon Heber Van Fleet (1912-2005) Obit
Date: 27 Sep 2005 18:17:26 -0600
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Gordon Heber Van Fleet died at home in Santaquin, Utah, Sept. 23, 2005. Born at home in Farmington, Utah, July 31, 1912 to Heber J. Van Fleet and Mary Ellen Blamires. Gordon graduated from Davis High School and attended Utah State University. He was a homebuilder for over 50 years and was considered an "artist in wood". His "Memories are Forever" wood creations can be found in the homes of many friends and acquaintances. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, travel and could be found working in his woodshop daily until a stroke in 2004. He was baptized a member of the LDS Church in Farmington's "Big Creek" in 1920. He held many church positions and was one of the youngest Bishops in church history. He was also instrumental in the formation of the first Junior Sunday School. In his later years he was an Ogden Temple worker. Gordon's love of travel took him all over North America and Europe. One of his last trips was to see the Nauvoo Temple when he was 88. He loved Farmington, and ca!
lled it home for 92 of his 93 years. In his 60's he was proud to serve as Farmington's mayor. He loved being with family and sharing home movies and slides. In his last years his favorite times were spent with his great-granddaughters. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn; son, Brent (Nancy) of Santaquin; daughter, Melissa; sister, Norma; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Neil; and two brothers, Reed and Frank. Services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Farmington LDS Chapel at 650 South 200 East. Friends and family may call Tuesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Wednesday morning from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Farmington City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
Published in the Deseret News on 9/27/2005.