Desert Messenger

August 3, 2011

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A����� 3, 2011 In Memorium ���.D�����M��������.��� Gordon spent his youth in the Hemet/ San Jacinto area, he graduated from Hemet High School and went on to trade school. His fi rst encounter with the desert Gordon Robert Bader September 10, 1916 – June 28, 2011 Gordon was born in Hamilton, Mon- tana September 10, 1916. His par- ents were Eugene Bader and Dorothy Taylor Bader. He was the third of six children: Donald Taylor Bader, John Barnard Bader, Gordon Robert Bader Dorothy Lee Bader, Jeanine Marline Bader and Robert Arnold Bader. He is survived by Dorothy Bader Close, Robert Bader, his daughter, Suzanne Bader Wooton and son-in-law, Gary Ellsworth Wooton. The family lived on the Taylor fam- ily farm in Hamilton until their move by train to Hemet, California in 1920. life was as a miner in a Nevada silver mine. Prior to WWII, he followed his older brothers, Donald and John “Bar- ney” to Seattle, Washington. Gordon became the Pilot on a U.S. Fish and Game patrol boat in Alaskan waters and later worked for Boeing Aircraft building B-17’s. In 1941, he and his fi rst wife, Con- stance Cecelia Johnson, moved to Da- bob, Washington onto the Johnson family farm, where they grew chickens and eggs. Their daughter, Suzanne was born in 1943. Gordon was always talented with his hands, which led to home building and a contractor’s license. He built and re- modeled homes on the Olympic Pen- insula until his retirement at age 65. Gordon loved music. He sang in church choirs and taught himself to play the organ and harmonica. He was still playing his harmonica in 2011. During the 1960’s, he discovered the California and Arizona deserts where he traveled for winter vacations, fi - nally purchasing a home in Quartzsite, Arizona. He became an avid “rock hound,” and learned lapidary, facet- ing, and silver jewelry making. Gor- Jose Lizarraga for MAYOR August 30th, 2011 Paid for by Patricia Anderson PO Box 4656, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 don created lovely gifts for his family and friends. He loved to display his work at county fairs and gem shows. In 1980, Gordon married Miriam Da- vis whom he treasured until her death in 2003. They made their home in Prescott, Arizona and later moved to Quartzsite as full time residents. During his lifetime, Gordon was known for his kindness and his many good works. He helped to build three churches, one in Prescott and two in Quartzsite, taught Bible School, Sun- day School and served as a church Dea- con. He was a Past Worshipful Master Mason, Noble of the Shrine and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. This kind, gentle man held his family and friends near to his heart. His great- est pleasure was a hill to climb and a group of friends to climb with him. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M. at Quartzsite Southern Baptist Church. Donations in Gordon’s name may be made to the Southern Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3600, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! Help raise funds for the local Arizona Centennial celebration! DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library • Senior Center • General Store • Business Chamber Sponsored by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Recycle... P��� 13 it all adds up! Quartzsite Senior Center YES! WE ARE OPEN! Mon-Fri 9am-3pm The BEST choice for Quartzsite Gem Stone Jewelry & Black Hills Gold Jewelry JEWELRY • FINDINGS Black Hills Gold Jewelry, Moun� ngs, Gems, Minerals, AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY & POTTERY BEADS • Southwest & How-to Books Open Daily 8-5 Sun. 9-4 CLOSED TUESDAYS 928-927-6381, Fax 928-927-4814 1250 W. Main, Quartzsite (across from McDonald’s) 40 Moon Mt. Rd. Quartzsite 928-927-6496

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