ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dennis "DAN" Gordon 68 years old , born on October 21, 1942 and passed away on July 27, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2019
MISSING YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BOOMPA
I miss the strength you brought me and the comfort that it gave, and on your birthday it's so hard pretending to be brave.
I've found hidden courage and it helps to see me through, it guides me and protects me and I know it comes from you.
Here on earth we shared a life as happy as could be, and I never took for granted all you meant to me.
So I shall spend your birthday dreaming that you're here, helping me to wipe away every silent tear.
Love you and Miss you every day.  Booma
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 29, 2019
Sorry I am late with my post Boompa, but it's been a busy weekend living everyday to the fullest just like you would want us to do! Just like you asked we got Booma no matter what and your Grandkids too! Our li es are different without you, but they are full as well! We wish you were here to share in the special moments and will never ever forget how much you loved your family! 
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on July 27, 2019
8 years have passed since you left us. We miss you every day.  You are in all of the stories we tell. You would love seeing how everyone is doing. We have a new addition to our family, Capri, who you would love ! You would be so proud of the boys & out grandsons. I love you now & forever. . .
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on December 20, 2018
MISSING YOU AT CHRISTMAS, BOOMPA           12/20/2018
There's a little place within my heart that's with me every day. 
A place where all my memories are safely tucked away.
It is the perfect place for me at special times to go. 
For words alone could not explain how much I miss you so.
And now that once again Christmastime has come around it's where the sweetest memories and thoughts of you are found.
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on December 5, 2018
Loving Memories of a Special Dad at Christmas
Remembering the happiness and the feelings of good cheer when we celebrated Christmas in the days when you were here.
For at special times like this one almost everything we do seems to bring back precious memories of those moments spent with you.
But your smile lives on forever and your voice we often hear and on Christmas day, as always we will shed a silent tear.
And we'll think of all those good times and the special bond we had for we never will forget you, our Devoted, Dearest Dad.
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 22, 2018
Another Birthday in the books . . . You are missed each & every day! So much of you lives on in your boys and grandchildren. I know you can see how good they are all doing, you would be so proud. They keep me laughing and loving life by being so much like you. Thank you for my family, I love you always and forever!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on October 21, 2018
Hi Boompa, love and miss you today, tomorrow and forever until we see you again! Happy Heavenly Birthday, I hope you can see what amazing Grandchildren you have and what a great son Skip is and how much he is like you!
Posted by Pegi Nelson on October 21, 2018
Happy birthday big brother. I miss you more each day. You'd be so proud of your kids and grandkids. They are grown up and taking such good care of themselves. Skip is so much like you it's almost scary sometimes. Steven is still working on his dreams.  I love you so much.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on August 7, 2018
Hey Boompa
Well I'd like to tell yout uh at I miss all your little weird things you said and did, but since I live with your clone, those things I still get to enjoy?! But your presence is what we miss the most, the kids are so amazing and I could not be prouder, you wod be too! Some Amazing Grandchildren I made you. You are welcome....haha, anyway keep an eye on those boys for me since they are out on their own, love you until we meet again
Posted by Pegi Nelson on August 6, 2018
I miss you more everyday.  Love you
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on July 27, 2018
Today, 7 yrs since you went to Heaven, I still miss you & love you Always & Forever. . .  You would be so pleased to know I'm doing well, I went for my annual trip to Oregon to see Donna. Your boys, Skip & Rick are great, Sheri is doing great & continues to take good care of Skip. Your grandson just bought his 1st house. Both Shane & Shawn are living in Vegas & doing well. You were always so very proud of them. I love you ALWAYS, Booma
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 28, 2017
Hey Boompa, we never stop missing you and laughing at how much Skip is like you! The boys talk about you all the time ! We are grateful you are watching over and protecting us all! Much love and watching especially over your Grandsons!
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on July 27, 2017
Six years ago today since you left and went to a far better place. I miss you terribly, but I'm so glad that you are no longer sick and hurting. I have so many great family memories and things all of the boys do reminds me of you. Thinking about you today and always. Love, Booma
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on July 27, 2017
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed. Love you, Booma
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 24, 2016
October 21, 2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOMPA

Time passes but not one day goes by that you are not here in my heart. The day you died was not just a date on a calendar, it was the day when my very existence changed forever.

I miss you every day and will love you always.
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on August 16, 2016
Grief never ends . . . but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith . . . it is the price of love.

It has been five years now since you left this earth. I miss you and think about you every day. I have been very fortunate to spend the anniversary of your passing with Donna. It has helped a great deal to grieve with her.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on October 26, 2015
We all miss you everyday Booma, but especially your Grandkids and Booma! Hope you can see what great young me they turned out to be and hope much Skipper has morphed into you! Until we see you again Happy Birthday in Heaven
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2015
The hardest part of losing someone isn't saying "good bye", but learning how to live without them and fill the emptiness that is left inside your heart when they go. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Boompa. I'll miss you forever and Love you always.
Posted by Pegi Nelson on July 29, 2015
Dan, the years just seem like days sometimes, because it seems like just last week we were having dinner at the ranch and looking at the horses.  You are in my thoughts and my heart always big brother. I love you and miss you.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 27, 2015
It's been 4 long years since you've been gone, you are missed and thought of everyday! We hope you are having fun up there playing cards with the gang! And spending time with your Mom! I am sure you are loving that! You got some amazing Grandsons here, I hope you are keeping an eye on them, they love and miss you very much! Until we meet again!
Posted by Pegi Nelson on July 20, 2015
Dan, I miss you so much. Soon you will be gone four years and some days it seems like yesterday and others an eternity.  So often I just want to sit and talk with my big brother so please know how much I love you and I miss you
Posted by Pegi Nelson on June 8, 2015
Still missing you every day. I pray that you are in heaven!  Brush up on that spade game!  Love you!!!
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOOMPA. I think of you every day and miss you very much. I adore your smile, I cherish your hugs, I admire your heart, but most of all I love that you are My Husband. One of the hardest lessons in life is to let go, whether it's guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy, we fight to hold on & we fight to let go. It will never get easy without you, but we created a wonderful family that loves you and will keep your memory alive.
Posted by Pegi Nelson on July 9, 2014
I miss you every single day.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on October 22, 2013
Another year goes by without you here to celebrate your Birthday with us! You would be so proud of the boys! We miss you and Booma is right on the TV shows, we really think you are one of the characters on one of them! I hope you are enjoying Heaven, keep watching over the boys and keep them safe ! We miss you!!! Until we all meet again!
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOOMPA I really miss you especially while watching some of the new TV shows. You would love some of them, and we see you in some of the characters. I'm so glad you are in a better place and I will love you always. You are never out of my thoughts.
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2013
I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest; God broke my heart to prove to me, He only takes the Best.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOOMPA
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on August 15, 2013
I can't forget that fateful day you went away. A sadness filled me up inside, emotions that I could not hide.Tears, they came, sadness too. Time will heal, so I was told, but time could never fill this hole. But in my heart there is a place, you're always there, keeping me safe. It's filled with love & happy times. In heaven now you do reside to watch over me with love & pride. Love You
Posted by Rick Gordon on July 30, 2013
It was a picture perfect San Diego Saturday at Mission Bay. It was two years exactly to the day of my dad's passing that I was finally able to get his boat back on the water. I really wish that he could have been there driving the boat as that was what he really wanted. I sure do miss him and there is a not a day that goes by without me thinking of him. I love you Dad! 07/27/2013
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 27, 2013
Today marks two years since you left us, thank you for watching over us. We all miss your goofy personality and smile! I think the boys miss you more than anyone! Honestly they never play Monopoly anymore! Love you and hope you know that we do our best to take care of Booma for you! We may not have you here on earth, but your forever in our hearts!
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2012
Hi Boompa,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I thought about you all day, spent the day with Skip and Rick. We miss you every day but also know that you are finally feeling better. Love and Kisses Always, Booma
Posted by Sheri Gordon on October 21, 2012
Hey Boompa, Happy Birthday! Hope you know how much you are loved and missed by the family! Game nights are fun, but just not the same for the boys! I hope you are having an amazing card game up there with Uncle Art, Grampy and Aunt Doe! I can only imagine all of you together again. Keep watching out for the boys and keep them safe!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 19, 2012
Hey Boompa, It's been 4 years since Richie left us and almost a year since you have been gone. Your Son's and Grandson's miss you more than you will ever know! I hope you are having a good time up there with Rich, Your mom, Grampy and my Grandma. Lots of your family up there so you probably have a pretty good game of cards or monopoly going up there. The boys miss that! Love you Sheri
Posted by Sheri Gordon on March 13, 2012
Hi Boompa, Its been several months since you have been gone and so many times we have thought of you! Skip and I are down at Padre Spring Training enjoying our time and remembering our trips to Yuma Spring Training. Love you and miss you! The boys sure miss you alot too! All the time, Monopoly just isn't the same without you!
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 30, 2011
Boompa, you will be missed everyday! You were an amazing Grandfather to our Children! We laugh, cried and have so many amazing memories with you! I hope you know how much you were loved! Hope you are having a cold Dr. Pepper with God right now, with a big smile on your face!
Posted by Kathy Denning on July 30, 2011
Whenever I think of Dan I will always think of milk soup. Several Christmas's ago I made it for the first time for him, per his sisters request. I had no clue what I was doing. Sure enough he loved it, it put a smile on his face. Everytime after that he would say hey "got soup"?

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Posted by JOYCE GORDON on October 21, 2019
MISSING YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BOOMPA
I miss the strength you brought me and the comfort that it gave, and on your birthday it's so hard pretending to be brave.
I've found hidden courage and it helps to see me through, it guides me and protects me and I know it comes from you.
Here on earth we shared a life as happy as could be, and I never took for granted all you meant to me.
So I shall spend your birthday dreaming that you're here, helping me to wipe away every silent tear.
Love you and Miss you every day.  Booma
Posted by Sheri Gordon on July 29, 2019
Sorry I am late with my post Boompa, but it's been a busy weekend living everyday to the fullest just like you would want us to do! Just like you asked we got Booma no matter what and your Grandkids too! Our li es are different without you, but they are full as well! We wish you were here to share in the special moments and will never ever forget how much you loved your family! 
Posted by JOYCE GORDON on July 27, 2019
8 years have passed since you left us. We miss you every day.  You are in all of the stories we tell. You would love seeing how everyone is doing. We have a new addition to our family, Capri, who you would love ! You would be so proud of the boys & out grandsons. I love you now & forever. . .
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Shared by JOYCE GORDON on September 25, 2012

Hi, Boompa;

Just thinking about you a lot lately.  It is almost time for our grandson's birthdays.  I know how very much you loved both of them and I do too!.  I don't see them but I was thinking about how you loved to play games and cards with them.  You and I have birthdays coming up very soon also.  I wish I could make you one of your favorite meals again.

I love you and am glad that you are finally at peace, no more pain.

All My Love, All My Live
Booma

My father-the greatest man I've ever known

Shared by Rick Gordon on July 30, 2011

He will eternally be remembered as an honorable and very likeable man, loving and devoted husband, caring and wise father, magical grandfather, loving and protective brother, supportive and helpful uncle, and genuinely a terrific and knowledgeable friend, mentor, coach, leader and entrepreneur.

Known to most as Boompa or Dan, he was the most loving, respected, caring, unselfish, giving, honest, helpful, wise, friendly, hard working, easy going, understanding,forgiving, patient, compassionate,extraordinary perfect example of a human being.

He was an honorable and proud ex-marine that came from very humble beginnings and was never handed anything but earned everything that he had in life by doing it for himself. Other than smoking cigarettes, he had no vices with any evil things such as drinking, drugs, gambling, womanizing, or any kind of wrongdoings.

An honest and true great man that never had nor leaves behind any enemies. Everyone who knew him liked and cared about him. He could make strangers feel as if they were family as he often demonstrated this by inviting those less fortunate and in need into the family home to become part of the family.

He was an old-school gentleman that truly believed in, lived by, and stood for the highest of family values. As an excellent provider for his family, he did whatever it took to raise his family in the best environment possible in order to steer them in the right direction and away from trouble. He was an absolutely extraordinary man that was married only once, for 47 years and counting, to the true love of his life and pillar of his entire existence. He will forever be revered and cherished as an upstanding role model by his two sons. He was a loving and protective big brother as well as a magical and proud grandfather and uncle. Not to be left unrecognized, he was by far and unparalleled, the greatest master, best friend, and trainer of numerous one-of-a-kind dogs starting with Captain right on through to Sandi.

Overall, he was the most generous and compassionate friend, 2nd dad, and even co-worker that was always accepting of anyone needing a hand up. He was always the most giving, understanding, accepting, and all around good guy to all friends, friends of the family, in-laws, and all branches of his extended family.

"Trust Me!" he was the greatest salesman that I've ever known. He mastered the art of working hard to not work hard. As a career salesman that was never afraid to the newest get rich quick scheme, he will be forever famous for instilling the theories of "Don't use the shovel, sell the shovel", "you never know how far someone will jump until you goose them a little", and of course, "There's an ass for every seat". From the man that could never see any Christmas lights, he never missed a car that he had sold or a set of beige and Barcelona brown awnings that would match any house!

HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE MY HERO!

I LOVE YOU DAD!

Christmas with Boompa

Shared by Sheri Gordon on July 30, 2011

When Shane and Shawn were growing up we spent most every Christmas with Boompa and Booma!  Booma always loved the Christmas lights and so we would very often go around town to look at them.  But it never failed that Boompa couldn't see them...well not totally true..He could see them but he would just tell the boys he couldn't see them.  They would point at where they were and he would pretend like he couldn't see them...they boys just kept trying to show him where there were at...It was so funny!  The boys played this game with Boompa every Christmas for many years...well till they realized that Bompa could really see them...Thanks for loving my boys so much Boompa!