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Donald Herbert Gage


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Donald Herbert Gage Obituary
DONALD HERBERT GAGE 1932 -2016 Donald Herbert Gage was born in Chico, California on September 18th, 1932 to Esther Troxel Gage and Walker Miller (Bud) Gage Jr. Don passed away on February 6th, 2016 at his home in San Bernardino, California. He attended school in Chico and then joined the United States Air Force where he served as an aircraft crew member. Don went on to Stanford University graduating with degrees in Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force. As an Air Force Officer, he worked on numerous weapons developments and on nuclear Weapons Effects at Lawrence Radiation Labs in California and at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in New Mexico. He served as base engineering officer at Osan Air Base, Korea and Anderson Air Base in Guam. He retired as Lt. Colonel after more than thirty years of service. Donald Gage was preceded in death by his parents, Esther and Bud Gage of Chico, California, and his sister, Susan Gage, of Chico California. He is survived by his wife Elaine Gage of San Bernardino, California, his son, Mark Gage, of San Jose, California, his brother, Lewis Gage of Reno, Nevada, and four nephews and nieces. Don was a 60 year member of Chico Lodge 111 F & AM as well as Past Master of two Masonic Lodges in the state of New Mexico. A memorial service will be held in Chico at the Masonic Lodge in early May. Family wishes any donations to be made to the .
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 21, 2016
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