Gordon Stanley Mudgett, age 87, passed away on December 21, 2022, due to complications from a stroke. He was born and raised in Fruita, Colorado. He graduated from Fruita High School and served bravely in the U.S. Army during the Korean War building bridges and roads.
Gordon married the love of his life, Carol, on December 18, 1964. Together they moved to Moab in 1965 and settled there, raising a family while working at Rio Algom Uranium Mill. He served many years as a deacon of the First Baptist Church. His hobbies were camping, fishing, hunting, working in his woodshop and helping others out. He loved his family and the time they spent together.
Any time spent with the grandkids & great-grandkids was the highlight of his life and so important to him. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Myrtle Mudgett of Fruita; his brother, Eugene of Grand Junction; and his stepson, Joe of Cedar City.
He is survived by his best friend & loving wife, Carol; his daughter and son-in-law, Janiece and Tony Mecham of West Valley City, Utah; his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ray Bauman of Grand Junction; their children, Charlotte (Kevin) of Tillamook, Oregon; Charles “Chuck” (Anita) serving missionaries in France; and Kevin (Bridget) of Rifle, Colorado; 3 grandchildren, Cherisse, Chase & Shilo; and 9 great grandchildren, Millie, Ryland, Miles, Maisie, Mollie, and two sets of twins: Tayzen & Kenzlee and Emma & Sienna.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Moab. A viewing will be held in his honor on Wednesday, December 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary in Moab. Gordon will be laid to rest on Friday, December 30 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction with full military honors.
You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com