Gordon Cheeseman
1918 - 2020
August 3, 1918
March 3, 2020
Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery Crematory
3015 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85705

passed away peacefully on March 3, 2020 in Tucson. He was born to Max and Grace Cheeseman on an Illinois farm. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; sister, Phyllis; daughter, Margaret; daughter-in-law, Mary and granddaughter, Kate. He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Cornelia; son, Max; parents, brother, Emerson and infant grandson, Andrew. His 4-H Club calves won ribbons at agriculture fairs. After high school Gordon attended RCA Radio Institute in Chicago. Gordon worked on the engineering staff of radio station WDAN in Danville, IL. His 4 ½ years of Military service included working as a radar operator on B-24 bombers and as a Signal Corps Officer on the USS Missouri. He worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company on the mobile radio telephone service (the forerunner of today's cell phone) video and microwave transmission. He worked with Western Electric Co. in NYC on NASA's first man in space - Project Mercury taking Gordon to many places all over the world. Activities Gordon enjoyed in retirement were travelling the U.S. in an RV, photography, genealogy, bird watching, stamp collecting, square dancing, and bowling.

Memorial Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Tucson on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, IL. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2020.
Memorial service
First United Methodist Church
, Tucson, Arizona
Funeral services provided by:
Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery Crematory
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Gordon, although we didn't have a chance to really get to know each other well, I feel I have known you all of my life. You were always a fine man whenever we were in meeting and your welcome when I moved to the community was much appreciated.

Wilma, my condolences to you, God bless.
Thom Goodrich
March 17, 2020
Dear Wilma,
I am so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. He was such a kind and caring man. He showed this kindness to my Bill and me during our time together at First United Methodist. After Bill's passing when I returned to church, you and Gordon were so kind to ask me to set with you. What kindness from both of you.
You are in my prayers, I know your faith will comfort you.
Love and prayers, Emily Kallal
Emily Kallal
March 7, 2020