Gordon L. Nash

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Gordon L. Nash, 70, of Harlowton, Mont., passed away at his ranch home in the presence of his family on May 4. Gordon lived fully until the end of his life, enjoying family, close friends, his home and ranch.  He made friends easily with young and old.  He was strong and kind, loyal and quick witted.  He could be mischievous, loved a good time and was tender with a nice smile.  Gordon moved through life with ease. He was most proud of his family and will be remembered for his strong values. He was good at everything he did and enjoyed team roping, golf, irrigating and raising cattle.  He built a classic hot rod, antler art and wood furniture.  Gordon always had time for others.

Gordon was born March 4, 1948, in Billings, Mont., to Dean and Wanda Creek Nash.  He attended school, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 and served in Vietnam.  

He married Leta Cooney on September 1, 1973, on the family ranch south of Harlowton.  Together, they built their home and raised two daughters there.  Gordon was a partner of Cooney Brothers Ranch and Nash Land and Livestock. 

Gordon is survived by his wife Leta and two daughters: Rachael Nash Lee and her husband Kenny Lee and sons Walker and Kade; Sarah Nash and daughter Paige.  He also leaves behind generations of extended family.

A remembrance of his life will be at 1 p.m., May 26, at the ranch.  Memorials may be made to Hearts and Hands Hospice, Big Timber or Jaw Bone Creek Country Club, Harlowton.