Gordon H. Storm, 88, Mitchell

On July 1, 2013, Gordon H. Storm, 88, died at the Residency in Scottsbluff, NE. At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Service dates and times will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.jones-mortuary.com. Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon H. Storm as born March 29th, 1925 in Wheatland, Wyoming to Gordon Hale Storm and Pauline Vivian (Jones) Storm. He graduated from Mitchell High School with the Class of 1943. Gordon joined the United States Navy in 1942 on a delayed entrance program and after graduating from high school went to California for basic training at the Naval Recruit Center in San Diego, CA. He received his aviation observers and aircraft radio operator training in Memphis, Tennessee and Key West, Florida. He then served on the aircraft carrier, USS Salerno Bay as an observer, gunner and radio operator in the US Navy Dauntless Anti-Submarine Warfare search aircraft for the remainder of WWII. He married Mary Jane Harvey in Seattle, Washington on December 18th, 1945. After the war ended Gordon attended the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He was recalled to active duty in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and remained on active service until his retirement in 1969 as a Major. After retirement from the Air Force he taught social studies and math and worked as an administrator for the Sacramento Unified School District. In 1982, Gordon retired from teaching and returned to Mitchell. For the next fifteen years the couple traveled the western United States in their RV.

Gordon was a member of the Federated Church in Mitchell, American Legion, Retired Officers Association, and the Masonic Lodge in Mitchell and was a Past Patron of Eastern Star in Sacramento, CA. He enjoyed stamp collecting, building model airplanes and traveling.

Gordon is survived by his son Gary Storm and his wife Susan of Annapolis, MD, three grandsons; Kevin Storm and his wife Claudia of Washington DC, Brian Storm and his wife Tracy of Stafford, VA, David Storm and his wife Colleen of Charlotte, NC, and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane, son Terry Storm and brother Merwin Storm.

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