Gordon G. King
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9/17/1936 - 6/4/2012
Gordon passed away June 4, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 11, 2012 at 10:00am at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. A viewing will be held on Sunday June 10th from 4pm to 7pm at Alsip Funeral Chapel. Gordon Glenn King was born September 18, 1936 in Kuna, to George I. King and Mabel Rhodes. Gordon joined a brother Gerald and a sister June. Gordon attended Mora grade school though the 8th grade and attended Kuna High School until graduating in 1954. While growing up Gordon enjoyed 4-H and rodeo. While in high school he met the love of his life Rose Mary Jones. They spent the next 56 ½ years raising their family and working together. To this union four beautiful children were born; Gregory, Karla, Gary and Gilbert.
In 1955 Gordon bought their first home in Nampa, and the journey began. Gordon first started working in the construction business, being able to dump the first load of rock in what became Brownly Dam. Gordon's lifelong dream was to be a cattle rancher. So in 1959 he started his herd with a milk cow. For the next 29 years he rented different ranches and moved to different areas. With each place being a bigger ranch. In 1983 he reached his peak 3500 mother cows. In 1988 Gordon and Rose moved back to Castle Creek and continued to ranch. Over the next 25 years you could find them attending cattle sales, spending time with the grandkids, or just traveling around enjoying life. But whatever they were doing it was together.
Gordon was successful in his life due to hard work, honesty, and the help of his family. Gordon stressed to his family that if he couldn't teach them anything else, he could teach them to work. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mabel King, brother Gerald and Sister June. Gordon is survived by his wife Rose, Sons Greg(Debbie), Gil ( Angelia), Gary, and Daughter Karla Love. Grandchildren; Gene ( Stephanie) King, Ginger (Levi) Loucks, Gloria (Jon) Naugle, Rosie, Geoff, Geramy, Amanda, Gustin King, Krystal, Robb,Blake Katie Love. And six great grandchild. In Lieu of flowers you may send donations to shriners hospital, Hospice or
. A special thank you to all of the Castle Creek neighbors for all the help and food, the hospice group and a very special thanks to his personal nurse, Karen and family.
Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel
404 Tenth Avenue South Nampa, ID 83651
Published in Idaho Press Tribune from June 7 to June 8, 2012