Canyon Hills Assembly of God
7001 Auburn St
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
11:00 AM
Canyon Hills Church, Florence Gardens Room
7001 Auburn Street
Bakersfield, CA


Obituary Condolences

After a short but hard fought battle with cancer, Gordon passed away surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Gordon was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from East High School in 1967. After graduating he enlisted in the Army and spent 3 years between Virginia and Okinawa, Japan. Upon returning to Bakersfield, he went to work for what was then Getty Oil. Gordon retired from Chevron in 2015 after spending 38 years working in the Kern River Oil Fields along many lifelong friends.
He was one of four children born to the late Bill and Yolande Young and was the beloved husband of Kathy Young for 36 wonderful years. Gordon will forever be remembered by his treasured daughter Nikki Jeffery and husband Doug Jeffery of San Jose, CA, loving sister and friend Diane Taylor of Redding, CA and brother John Young of Bakersfield, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless other friends whom were blessed to know him. He now joins his father and mother, son Kevin Johnston, sister Barbra Young, and in-laws Bruce and Virginia Resseguie in Heaven.
Gordon fulfilled his lifelong dream of living at the beach a few short years ago. After retiring, he and Kathy moved to their little slice of heaven in Cayucos, CA. He enjoyed every single day waking up to fresh ocean air, enjoying the view and company of friends from their deck, taking their dogs Aja, Sophie and Rosie for walks, fishing with his neighbor and best friend Don Lewis, golfing or just walking into town to visit; Gordon truly lived a wonderful life.
Gordon touched the lives of many people with his smile and kindness. He was unanimously regarded as an incredible Man, husband, father and friend and will be dearly missed by all. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 11am in the Florence Gardens Room at Canyon Hills Church, 7001 Auburn Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the or Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 20, 2016
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