Gary Quentin Nordgren
June 15, 1963 ~ July 24, 2012
Gary Quentin Nordgren passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday,
July 24, 2012 at the age of 49. Gary was born in Provo, Utah on June 15, 1963 to
Quentin and Grace Nordgren. He grew up in Provo and graduated from Timpview
High School in 1981. After high school, Gary attended BYU but preferred to learn
through life experiences and reading, always wanting to learn something new to
improve himself as well as help others with his new-found knowledge. Gary made
friends easily and loved being around them. He was self-employed for many
years as a life coach, assisting people to improve and succeed.
Gary was a loving, affectionate brother and son. He was kind-hearted and always
wanted to help others. No matter what challenges came his way he retained a
positive attitude. He greeted others with a smile and would always share his
hearty, optimistic perspective.
Gary was grateful for life and everything life had to offer. He created an Internet
blog so he could regularly share all the things he was thankful for.
Gary is survived by his siblings Mark (Connie), Sandy Rupper (Jim), Bruce
(Irene), and Brent (Annette). He was also survived by his son, Luke Howell
(Amber) and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Tuesday, July 31,
2012 at 11:00 AM at the Goff Mortuary, located at 8090 S. State St. in Midvale,
Utah. There will be family visitation starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at the
Midvale City Cemetery located at 7500 South 450 West in Midvale, Utah.
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September 12, 2012, 6:28 pm-
I'm so sorry too, I just found out today (9/12/12) about his passing. I don't know him, but have been trying to research my roots and came across the Nordgren family and the relationship with the Leatham family. His bio reads like me and my brothers (all born in Utah) -- we live in Washington state now. Our father Donald Carl Leatham was adopted, and we've been trying to find his real parents and our Surname -- I even have a brother named Gary that looks like your Gary. Here he is in Moab playing his hand made flutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obYoCO1qXEU
Anyway, I feel like I know Gary Nordgren after seeing and reading about him. I really wish I could have reached him before he joined our god in heaven.
If anyone in the Nordgren family wishes to reach me, or has information about the relationship between Leathams and Nordgrens, please me call 206-dash-276-thirteen-forty-five. Or email scott (at) FarReachFarm (.) C O M
I wish you all the best. Godspeed Gary!
- Scott Robert Leatham
August 16, 2012, 5:09 pm-
I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing, so very sad. I have been receiving quotes from him for the past 10 years and I also participated in a couple of his phone sessions. He was a dear man, a warm soul and I am deeply sadden he left us so suddenly.
I know he is happy where he is, that he was prepared for continuing onto another realm but it does affect one to hear this news.
I will always remember you, thank you so much for your kindness Gary. Love, Crizi
August 6, 2012, 9:48 pm-
I know Gary from one of his Yahoo groups, and we corresponded a few times. I always enjoyed his sharing of the Neville quotes. My deepest condolence and blessings go out to his family and his close friends because of the physical separation this has caused. And to you my friend, Gary, it was a great pleasure to have known you here and I look forward to seeing you again in non-physical. Blessings and much love, Pilar
- Pilar del mar