GREEN RIVER- Gordon L. Keele, age 68, passed away on March 19, 2014. Gordon was born in Ferron on Oct. 16, 1945 to Alfred Lareed Keele and Adrin Rasmussen. He grew up in Emery and graduated from Emery High School in 1963. He went to school for one year at the Trade Tech in Provo. The next year he completed the Highway Engineering Course at the College of Eastern Utah in Price. After graduation Gordon went to McGill, Nev.where he procured work with Kennecott Copper.
In October 1966 he married Janet Dimick of Wellington and they made their first home in McGill. When Kennecott went on strike, they moved back to Utah where they both secured employment with Dynalectron Corporation at the Utah Launch Complex in Green River. Gordon worked at the missile base until the spring of 1971. Then he took employment with UDOT in field engineering where he worked on the construction of I-70 between Salina and the Colorado border. Gordon left UDOT in the early 1970's to work for Atlas Minerals in the uranium business. When political events brought the uranium industry to a stand still, Gordon went back to work for UDOT. He retired with them in 2005.
Gordon was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a people person, he loved to visit or chat with just about anyone. He didn't care if you were 80 years old or five years old, he would strike up a conversation with you. He was an active member of the LDS Church and his greatest love was his family. His wife, children, and grandchildren meant everything in the world to him. He gave them everything he had.
He is survived by his wife Janet of Green River, and children: Sherry Bailey of West Jordan, Debbie (Todd) King of Price, Wendy (Allen) Fluckey of Spring Creek, Nev., Jennifer Bench of Blackfoot, Idaho and Kevin (Josi) Keele of Elko, Nev; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents and two sons-in-law.
Funeral services were held on March 22, 2014 at the Green River LDS Church. A viewing was held one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment in the Emery Cemetery in Emery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Gordon at www.fausettmortuary.com