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Obituary of Gordon George Neevel
Gordon George Neevel, 69, of Ferndale, Wa, went home to his Heavenly Father on November 27, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife and children by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gordon was born in Bellingham, WA to Lester and Dena Neevel on April 25, 1951. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1969 and afterward joined the Army National Guard and served 6 years. During that time he married his high school sweetheart, Audrey on November 6, 1970 and they celebrated 50 years together this year. As a young man he earned his journeyman card as an Electrician/Plumber. He used these skills throughout his life as he worked with his hands as a farmer. He worked as a dairy farmer for 25 years and as raspberry farmer for 22 years. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to his farming community and never failed to respond when a job needed done. He enjoyed working hard and used his work ethic and knowledge to bless and mentor his family and community.
Jesus Christ was Gordon’s personal Lord and Savior. He dedicated his life to the service of God and his community; He served on the Boards of Faith Reformed Church and New Life Fellowship in Lynden, Wa. He also found great fulfillment in being able to bring God’s word to the homeless community through The Light House Mission.
Even in his retirement Gordon enjoyed staying busy by spending time with his family, friends and grandkids, helping with projects and driving his truck around while helping his son with his family business. Gordon also traveled to Sierra Vista, Arizona to spend time with his daughters and their families while being able to enjoy God’s creation with his wife and close friends as he ripped through the country side on his razor.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Dena Neevel. Gordon is survived by his wife, Audrey: His children, Leslie (James) Kivett, Ty (Jennifer) Neevel, Kristal (Leon) Bartelds, and Julie (Nicholas) Pedersen: His sister, Loraine (Leon) Zweegman: His brother, James (Tami) Neevel: His 12 grandchildren, Haley, Rainy, Sarah, Evan, Kalie, Nessa, Kaelyn, Megan, Audrey, Axle, Kasyn, and Henry: His aunt, Violet VanderWoude and many more loved relatives. A memorial will be held in Washington State in the spring to celebrate and honor his life. Memorials may be given to The Lighthouse Mission Ministries at PO Box 548, Bellingham, WA 98227. The family of Gordon wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his doctors and nurses at Envita Medical Clinic and Deanna with Astra Hospice Care.
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