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GORDON MCCONNAUGHEY

Gordon Roy McConnaughey January 15, 1930 - October 8, 2013 Gordy was born in Olympia, WA to Aurthor Roy McConnaughey and Betty McConnaughey (McCullough). He grew up in Tacoma, and the family moved to Browns Point in the mid 40's. He graduated Stadium High School in 1948. After serving a commitment in the Army and the National Guard, he received an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant First Class. Gordy made his career of 51 years at Cascade Pole Co./McFarland Cascade, holding many different positions, primarily in sales, retiring at age 70. He belonged to the Masonic Temple, the Scottish Rite of Tacoma, and was treasurer of the Afifi Arab Patrol for many years. He was also a member of the Royal Order of Jesters Tacoma Court #104, past president of the Tacoma Lumbermen's Club, and a member of the Tacoma-Olympia Hoo Hoo Club #89. He was also a life time member of the Tacoma Elks Lodge #174. While residing on Browns Point for most of his life, he became a life time member of the Browns Point Improvement Club, past president of the club, salmon bake chairman, and head cook "pit boss" at the bi-annual salmon bake for over 40 years. He was a dedicated and active member at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Gordy is survived by his son Bill, daughter Mary, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Gordy never met a stranger that he couldn't make smile. We will miss him. Per his request there will be no services. Memorial donations in his name can be sent to the Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 815 S. Vassault St., Tacoma, WA 98465.


Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Nov. 10, 2013
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