Gordon C. Sage

Vancouver, Washington

1921 - 2020


Vancouver, Washington


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GORDON C. SAGE My father, Gordon C. Sage, was born Oct. 21, 1921, and raised on a small ranch near the foot of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This picturesque resort area endowed him with a lifelong love of wildlife, nature and scenic beauty. It was here that he...

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Gordon was pretty close to my grandparents Shirley and John. I was amazed by his stories and oil paintings (I have one that he painted for my mother (Rhonda)). He lived a full life and I am glad that we were able to share some memories with him.

I had Mr. Sage in Jr High at Covington for Crafts. He taught us how to safely operate machinery i didnt even know the names of, leather tooling, plastics. He was so kind and for me, as a young, inexperienced girl in the world of tools, he made me feel safe to use the machinery and instilled confidence. Reading his obituary ..... what an amazing man and life. Heartfelt condolences to all of his family, I’m sure you are very proud of the life he lead.

I am so sorry for your loss. I can honestly say to you that Mr. Sage was absolutely one of the best teachers I ever had. I went to the Evergreen school district and over the years I took as many of his classes that I could. Not only was he a wonderful man, kind and caring I can remember getting goose bumps and being in AWE of some of his creations. I remember a painting above his desk of a mountain lion leaping down on a horse as it was running away in terror, I was speechless and in awe of...

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

One of my favorite teachers in high school. He always had a kind smile and twinkle in his eye. My deepest condolences.

Everytime I smell hot plastic I think of Mr. Sage. Loved his craft class.

Thanks Gordon, for the GREAT memories that we shared at Covington. I still treasure your wildlife painting with ducks from 1973. You were not just a great artist but you taught so many to love and appreciate art along the way. A special thank you to Tracy for updating me on Gordon's adventures each time our paths crossed. That connection to Gordon through you meant a great deal to me over the years.

I had the distinct pleasure of having Mr. Sage as a teacher at Covington JHS in 1976. I remember him as a kind and gentle person and an excellent teacher. As I was very much interested in history, especially WWII, we had a couple of conversations about his experiences at Pearl Harbor. When I see how extensive his war record was, I think that it must have been his love for nature than sustained him--and, maybe, the war renewed his love for nature. Rest in Peace, Mr. Sage.

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