Gordon Thomas Lanham was born July 29, 1944, in Council, Idaho, to Hazel M. and Rex E. Lanham and he died Dec. 5, 2013.
He was raised in Council, Cascade, Boise and at Cabin Creek on Big Creek in the Idaho Wilderness. He went to school in Boise and Greenleaf, graduating from Gooding High School in 1962, where he lived with his great-grandmother. He truly was a "rolling stone" and loved to fish, hunt and boat. His entire work career was in powerline construction, ranching and building, with his father's Rex Lanham Construction Company and later with his own Hell's Canyon Construction company. He worked and traveled throughout the northwest and California. His true passion was his ranch on the Squaw Butte where he lived with his family for over 40 years and where he always wanted to be.
He gathered numerous friends which he dearly loved and spent time with. They and his family were his constant support system during his illness and death.
He is survived by two sisters, one brother, two sons, six grandsons, five great-grandchildren and numerous friends and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
The family is planning a memorial service, to be announced, at a later date when travel will be easier for his family.
Arrangements by the Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett.
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Dec. 9, 2013 to Jan. 8, 2014