Gordon Keith Schow
1929 - 2020
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GORDON SCHOW
1929 ~ 2020
Gordon Keith Schow passed away January 25, 2020 at the age of 90. He was born to Johan Ulrik Schow and Johanna Victoria Nilsen. His heritage is from Norway and his family lived in the avenues of Salt Lake City.
We all have wonderful memories with "Gordie" in them. He leaves a great legacy full of amazing people who are a reflection of his life and what he believed. For him there is no greater reward for his time here.
He served in the Army during the Korean War in 1951 and 1952. He married Norma Jean Barentsen October 28, 1960 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple March 27, 1962.
He became an electrician and worked in that trade for many years until he went to work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Manager of Mechanical Services. He was an active member of his church and held many callings and served a mission with his wife in Kirtland, Ohio. During his retirement he worked for many years doing genealogy.
He is survived by a son, Paul and two daughters, Roxanne, Michelle (Patrick) Simmons; 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings and his son-in-law David Brown.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3rd at 11:00 am at the Little Cottonwood 9th Ward, 1160 East Vine Street in Murray. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Sunday, February 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to the services.
Interment with military honors will be at Mt. View Memorial Estates. Services are under the care and direction of Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin. Share condolences at www.brownfamilymortuary.com.

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Published in Deseret News on Jan. 30, 2020.
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February 3, 2020
A gentle giant has passed from our midst. Gordon was loved and deeply respected by all who knew him. I have known him since the day I was born. We lived at 168 K Street in SLC.
Gordon and his family lived next door (North) to us. My parents are Arthur and Virginia Phippen. Gordon and his Mom and Dad and siblings lived in a great big white house with big pillars. Big trees were out front in the wide park strip that I would get tied to when playing cowboys and indians. Big pine trees also, blue spruce I think. Me and my wife, Ivie, moved into Gordon's and Norma Jean's present ward in 1970. I recognized the name Schow but Gordon had to remind me that he knew me since the day I was born 5/14/44. We will all miss Gordon, all 9 of us, John & Ivie, Kimberly, Stephanie, John A., Amy, Justin, Sam and Robert. Love you all the Phippens
John W Phippen
January 31, 2020
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January 31, 2020
Gordon our neighbor, our friend of 50 years, we can't picture this world without Gordon. Such a dear humble man, willing to be counted and serve, no matter what was needed.

NormaJean to you and your beautiful family, we wish there would be words we could speak to lift this terrible pain and sorrow, but what is there?
Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Bothe's
January 30, 2020
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January 30, 2020
Jeanie, Paul, Roxanne, Michelle; your partner, your dad, my uncle is a true hero! For me he will always be remembered as the KINDNESS SUPERMAN! A giant among men who knew who he was, knew how and who to serve and love, a perfect example of humility and greatness, the ultimate gentleman. Truly an everyday guy who did very extraordinary things! His example showed us the right way to live! Many lives have been blessed, people made better, the world made better because of him! I love you Uncle Gordie!!! Until we meet again, Tom Voorhees
Tom Voorhees
January 30, 2020
Gordon has always had a contagious smile. I loved having him as a neighbor growing up. He and Norma Jean always welcomed me into their home. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. He will be greatly missed especially when I go back to the Good Old 9th ward. Love my friend Gordon Schow you will be missed but not forgotten.
Beth Johsnon Petersen
January 29, 2020
Gordon was a wonderful neighbor and friend. His kindness and example will be missed!!!
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