GARY LEE PEDERSON November 8, 1934 January 24, 2013 Gary Lee Pederson (Sparky or Crash 1) died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Victorville, CA at age 78. Gary was born in Nogales, AZ to Clara Maurine and Irwin Pederson. Gary's parents preceded him in death. Gary is survived by his wife Jean of 27-1/2 years, daughter Cindy Rockwell (Jeff), AZ, son Mike, AZ and step-daughter Michelle Mead (Jean- Michel), CO. Grandchildren Ashley, Wesley and Erin Rockwell, Kylie and Garrett Pederson, VA and step-grandchildren Alexandre and Brigid. Gary is also survived by his siblings Denis (Dorothy), Deanna (Walt) Bernet, Phil, Nancy (Rudy) Grajeda and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Gary is also survived by his Aunt Margaret Webster, TX. Gary is also survived by his special flying buddy Russ Cordell (Crash 2). Gary graduated from Victor Valley High School in 1952. He got his BA from San Diego State and a Master in Social Work from Fresno State. Gary was in the Air Force from April 1954 to November 1957. Gary retired from San Bernardino County March 17, 1994 after 32 years. Gary enjoyed building and flying his remote controlled air planes. He started with gas planes and then went to electric. He enjoyed going out to the dry lake and flying or just talking with all of his flying buddies. Gary also discovered the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Inc. in the last couple of years and enjoyed his one year that he was a member. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1PM at Desert View Funeral Home Chapel, 11478 Amargosa Rd., Victorville, CA 92392
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Desert View Memorial Park & Mortuary
11478 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392
Published in the Daily Press on Feb. 3, 2013