Gordon Earle Tempero
Gordon Earle Tempero died Sept. 4, 2020.
He was born on April 1, 1922, to Ben Sr. and Ethel (Spiers) Tempero on a farm near Broughton.
On Dec. 25, 1948, he married the love of his life, Mary Bookless. They lived in Manhattan until he graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in electrical engineering.
While at KSU he was a founding member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. They then moved to Scott City where he worked 37 years for Wheatland Electric.
He enjoyed coaching and umpiring the Little League, served as a leader in Boy Scout Troops No. 149 and No. 77 and the Santa Fe Trail Council.
He was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Scott City, the Anthem Lodge No. 284 of the Masons in Scott City and was a 32nd Degree Shriner of the ISIS Temple in Salina.
The family enjoyed many family vacations and spent time traveling the stateside when he had time off. After they retired, they spent over 20 years traveling as members of Holiday Ramblers with their RV full time soaking in life, family and friends.
They made it to all 50 states, Canada and numerous other countries.
He also enjoyed ham radio operation, carpentry, leather working, snow skiing, K-State football and the little league World Series baseball.
Prior to marriage, Gordon also proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, stationed in San Diego.
Survivors include, his wife of 71 years; children, Preston Tempero and wife Libeth, Liberty, Mo., and Beth Fisher and husband Eugene, Hays; grandchildren, Amanda Lange, Rebecca Holsch and husband Kevin, and Alison Tempero; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Austin, Clark, Vance, Alahna and Ashtyn.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Howard, Floyd, Ben and Edith (Babe).
Memorial service and interment will be held at a later date due to pandemic restrictions.
Memorial donations in his name can be made to Boys Town, Shriners Hospitals, the Masonic Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice. http:// obituaries.neptunesociety. com/obituaries/9348456