Our beloved Father and Grandpa Rodney Gordon passed in the early morning hours of August 16, 2020 surrounded by his loving daughters. He was able to pass at home which was his desire. He showed remarkable strength to have borne the long and painful illness with uncomplaining courage. Rod is survived by his children. Rodney Michael Gordon, Rachelle Welch (Larry), LeAnn Mackay, Julie Hill (Chris), Michelle Moser (Rob). Along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and Sister Beverly. Preceded in death by his Parents, his Wife Barbara and Daughter Roxanne.\r\n\r\nRod was born in Smithfield, Utah to Willard M. Gordon and Thelma B. Gordon. He was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho and graduated from Twin Falls High School. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was assigned to Admiral Halsey’s flag ship as the admiral’s clerk and later worked with Admiral Bradford. He was deemed a military necessary as the war ended as he was the only person who knew where the fleet was located. It was his responsibility to bring the sailors home. Once home he, attended Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with 7 minors. He has always had an appetite for learning which carried through all of his life.\r\n\r\nHe returned home to Twin Falls after college, where he met his beautiful bride Barbara. Together they had 6 children. Rod was an excellent sportsman, loving baseball and bowling, golf and tennis. Winning many awards. There is a story in our family where Rod played a game of tennis with a nephew and won wearing his cowboy boots.\r\n\r\nAfter the death of their beloved daughter Roxanne the family moved to Salt Lake City.\r\n\r\nFamily was very important to Rod, he enjoyed family gatherings where music and dancing were always a part. He loved to dance and sing and these loves were included in the family gatherings. The kids and later grandkids would provide the entertainment, or the growly bear would be out to give loves and tickles.\r\n\r\nOnce in Utah Rod went to work in the banking industry and later in land development and real estate.\r\n\r\nOnce retired he spent time pursuing his studies on many topics including general health and diabetes. He spent time with Family and Friends.\r\n\r\nRod was a loving devoted son, a loyal friend, an honest business man, an amazing loving husband and father. He was a charmer who made you feel special. He will be missed!\r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank his hospice care givers, his nurse Katrina Dawes and aide Victor.