Gordon Kay Gover

Gordon Kay Gover, 85, of Great Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, of an undisclosed cause at his home.

There will no services per Gordon's request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home.

Gordon was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Manhattan, Mont., to William and Esther (Byers) Gover. After he graduated high school, he joined the Army and served from 1950-1952 in the Korean War. He was also a Merchant Marine from July 1945 to May 1947. In 1955, he married Patty Ann Holland, and they stayed married until her death Dec. 6, 1999. He worked construction most of his life, working at Peter Kiewit and Son, United Materials, Montana Sand and Gravel and McLaughlin Construction. Gordon enjoyed visiting with his beloved grandchildren, ice fishing, arrowhead hunting and horse races (his favorite bet was 1-2-3).

Gordon is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Rod) Chaon and Shirley Lankford both of Great Falls; grandchildren Paul (Ashley), Eric (Hayley), Amy and Jordann; and his faithful dog, "Remi."

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Patty Ann; infant daughter Linda Kay; son-in-law Gary W. Lankford; two brothers; and one sister.

Condolences may be posted online at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012