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Gordon L. Lee
September 15, 1933 May 31, 2009


Gates Gordon, 75, died Sunday in Stayton. He was born in Santa Monica, CA. Gordon grew up in Venice, CA and moved Novato, CA. in 1969 before moving to Gates in 2003. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Gordon worked as a General Manager for GTE for 33 years.

He married Julia Petty on February 17, 1956 in Los Angeles, CA, she preceded him in death in 2002. While living in Novato, Gordon served as president of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He also served as president of the North Marin Breakfast Club in Marin County. After moving to Gates, Gordon volunteered at the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. He raced Jalopies in his younger years and loved to watch Nascar and football and he also enjoyed reading.

Gordon is survived by his daughter: Brenda Marshall of Petaluma, CA and Rodney Lee of Gates; Grandchildren: Kaitlin Glass, Brogan Lee, Billy Marshall, Julian Lee and Hannah Lee, and his 2 beloved cats Cali and Mommy Kitty. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy Glass in 1984.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 11:00 at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, CA. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. 


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