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Gordon, Stanley Jay

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STANLEY GORDON Stanley Jay Gordon 1931 ~ 2009 Stanley Jay Gordon, age 77, passed away August 13, 2009.He was born October 30, 1931, in Lehi, UT and raised by his parents, John Thomas Gordon and Mary Luetta Miller Gordon, now deceased. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Stan is survived by his present wife, Emily Winona Gordon, his three children, Victor Jay Gordon, Wesley Keith Gordon, Carolyn (Burrows) LaTurner, their spouses, his 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grand-children. Stan is also survived by his brother Richard Martin Gordon of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his first wife LaVerne Powell Gordon who died of cancer in January of 1997. Stan met and courted LaVerne Powell, who was from Bluebell, UT. They soon fell in love and married on June 19, 1950 and later were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on September 15, 1958. They had three beautiful children, two boys and one girl. They chose to raise their children in Lehi, a small farm town in UT, where Stan had been raised by his parents. Stan was an extremely hard worker. He often worked three jobs to provide for his family. He was in the National Guard as a mechanic for 37 years. He was also a fireman for the City of Lehi for 27 years and served as the Fire Chief for four years. He loved to fish, hunt, camp and travel, but his greatest love was his family. He was a great asset to his community, church and to all those who knew him. After LaVerne's death, Stan was introduced to Winona Porter, by his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Tony LaTurner. The two fell in love and were married in the Las Vegas Temple, December 6, 1997 for time and later sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple on October 16, 2004 for eternity. Winona has seven children, (Marley, Don, Stuart, Lisa, Nate, Jason, and Chelle) and 35 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and combined Noni and Stan have 10 children, 48 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. What a legacy! The two spent most of their years together in service to the Lord. They served four missions: St. George Temple Visitors Center and Historic Sites, Washington D.C. Temple as Full Time Ordinance Workers, Service Mission at the MTC, and a Military Mission at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Stan had a passion for missionary work, temple work, and a love for the scriptures. His simple yet profound testimony was shared daily through his small acts of service. His kind, gentle nature endeared everyone to him. He opened his heart with love and acceptance for everyone he met. Those of us who Stan has left behind, express our deepest love and gratitude to a husband, father, step-father, grandpa, brother, and friend for being the Christ like example that he was while here in this mortal life. His enduring faith, his gentle nature, his kind words, his out stretched handwill never be forgotten. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 9737 Chesterfield Dr., Cedar Hills, UT, off of Harvey Blvd. There will be a viewing held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wing Mortuary in Lehi, 118 E. Main and Thursday, at the church one hour prior to the funeral services. Interment will be at the Lehi City Cemetery following the funeral services. To leave condolences visit www.wingmortuary.com

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