Gordon Kay Tanner was born in Ogden, Utah, on January 24, 1934, to Delbert E and Mary Ella Betteridge Tanner. He had the following brothers and one sister: Merlin, Keith, Bill, Doug and Carole:
He attended Grouse Creek School and graduated from Bear River High School. Gordon married JoAnn Kimber on December 16, 1955, and was later sealed to her in the Ogden LDS Temple on April 5, 2000. They had the following children: Cheryl, Bruce, Dee, Chris, and Shellie.
Gordon loved helping others and was always willing to lend a hand. He is well known for fixing tires in his “tire shop”–for free. He was quick to tell a story and particularly liked sharing memories of his cowboy days. Gordon knew the value of hard work, whether working on the ranch, moving furniture or managing his service station. His greatest joy, however, was being able to retire and return to Grouse Creek.
Gordon Kay Tanner passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 80 and is buried in the Grouse Creek Cemetery.