Gordon L. Cross, a Craig resident for the past 25 years, died May 26, 2006, after a lingering illness.
Cross was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Buffalo, Iowa. He is survived by three brothers, Ronald of Grand Lake, George of Lenore, Idaho, and Howard of Kentucky; and a sister, Dorothy Bald of Buffalo, Iowa.
Some of his varied and colorful life included being a Korean War veteran, serving 14 years in the U.S. Air Force and being a partner in a Colorado land development firm. He was also a miner high in the Colorado Rockies; worked 6,000 feet below sea level for the Atomic Energy Commission underground test site in the Aleutian Islands; and was a personal chef on a multi-millionaire's yacht until it became shipwrecked off the coast of Baja, Mexico, for 12 days. He was a fast food restaurant manager, an insulation contractor for several large power plants and, before retiring, a Boyko store manager in Craig.
Friends and family remember Cross as kind, generous and independent. They say he will be greatly missed.
Donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.