Gordon Ira Haskett, 73, passed away on April 16, 2020. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Date and time to be announced.
Ira was born on November 14, 1946, He graduated from Broomfield High School, Co. in 1964. He was an all around athlete, State wrestler, held many tract records until just recently, lettered in football and baseball. Ira attended two years of College at CSU, Fort Collins, Co.
Ira then entered the USAF in 1966. He was stationed at Cam Ronh Bay Vietnam. Ira was a medic in the Aero-med-tech division. It was during these years he met his lifelong friend, Jerry Bellak, a brother of the heart.
Ira moved to Boise, Idaho following the service to continue his education at Boise State University. He was married to Marilyn Ann Stahl in 1973, they later divorced remaining friends through their lives.
Ira’s love of aviation led Ira to working for Morrison Knudsen Western Aircraft for 16 years, then for All West Aviation for 7 years.
He moved to Black Canyon Ranch, Hells Canyon in 2003, a family ranch established in 1903 by Ira’s Great Grandfather, Finley Gordon. This ranch was a passion for Ira, he loved the country and wildlife always.
Ira truly made friends wherever he went, he never forgot those same friends throughout his lifetime. Ira loved the outdoors, many family trips rock hounding were made through the years, to such exotic places such as Dismal Swamp, Idaho. Ira was a talented artist, beginning in early years drawing, He dabbled in stain glass, flint knapping, and jewelry making. Ira remained an athlete throughout his life. He was an avid golfer, bowler(2-300 games), he even enjoyed a little horticulture.
Ira was a gentle soul, helping all around him. Ira was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon I. and Lucille K Haskett. Ira is survived by his loving partner, he considered his wife, JoAnn Jackson. His devoted sister, Irene M. Greenough and husband Mark, his nephew, Jason Unruh and family of Aurora, Co., his lifelong friend, Jerry Bellak, Nampa, Id, numerous cousins and dear friends.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Ira, the family suggests the V.F.W. Post #7847 through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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