Gordon M. Mickelson

Gordon Max Mickelson, 90, previously of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away at his home in Lander, Wyo., on May 10, 2017.

A Masonic graveside service with military honors took place on at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 15, at the Plainview Cemetery located in Big Piney, Wyo.

Gordon M. Mickelson was born July 28, 1926, to James F. Mickelson and Mae Stewart Mickelson in Denver, Colo. He married Margaret Gilchrist of Kemmerer, Wyo., on July 26, 1944. They were married by her father, Al Gilchrist.

Gordon graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1950. He served from 1944 to 1946 in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Sergeant. Gordon was a member of the VFW, American Legion, board of directors for the University of Wyoming from 1978 to 1991, Wyoming House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970, Alumni Board and Foundation Boards for the University of Wyoming, Big Piney Lodge #47 AF & AM, Knights Templar, 32 Degree Mason Scottish Rite, Shriner, OES, board of directors for State Bank of Big Piney, board of directors for First National Bank of Kemmerer, trustee of Community Congregational Church, director of American Legion Boys State, Outstanding Alumni of College of Agriculture, Outstanding Alumni of Big Piney High School, and flew on the World War II Wyoming Veterans Honor Flight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Bette (Bob) Thompson and Tharon (Jim) Greenwood, brother James, daughter Margaret, great-grandson Gabriel, and niece Jill Palm.

Survivors include his children Corliss (Jay) Carlson, Jim Mickelson, Gordon Mickelson, Eric (Mary) Mickelson, T. Mark (Diane) Mickelson and Mildred (Tom) Abernathy, son-in-law Jerry Peterson, and a large extended family. He had 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed directly to the Community Congregational Church in Big Piney at 410 Black Ave., Big Piney, WY 83113, or to Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizens Center East at 429 E 1st St., Big Piney, WY 83113.

An online condolence guestbook can be found at HudsonsFuneralHome.com.

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