Gordon Edgar Warrington

Born: Mon., Jan. 23, 1939
Died: Sat., Mar. 17, 2018

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 04, 2018
Location: Shrider -Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services

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Dr. Gordon Edgar Warrington, age 79, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Raised on a dairy farm in eastern Ohio, Gordon was educated in natural systems, earning a PHD and spending a career as “Dr. Dirt”, a soil scientist with the U.S. Forest Service.  Gordon was a pioneer for using computerized mapping technology in our National Forests.  He and his wife, Barbara, were original members of the Peace Corps, spending two years in Honduras helping a small community develop improved agricultural practices.  His hobbies included aviation and sailing.  He held a private pilot's license for a period of time and enjoyed owning and operating a 21-foot sailboat for many years.  Gordon was also an accomplished machinist, spending time in his St. Ignatius, Montana workshop solving problems and creating tools with his lathe.  Gordon maintained an intimate relationship with the Salish Tribe and hosted tours to local elementary school children on the National Bison Range.  He also made extensive contributions to the research and understanding of Glacial Lake Missoula and the Ice Age Floods.

A loving husband and supportive father, Gordon was married for 54 years to his wife Barbara, together raising two sons.  A thoughtful and intellectual man with a great appreciation for the natural world around him, Gordon expressed an intense curiosity, always willing to learn more.  He shared his enjoyment and appreciation of nature, forests, and mountains with his entire family.  He will be missed.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Barbara; two children, Michael and Kevin; and two grandchildren, Geneva and Logan. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Ronan, Montana.

Donations to the National Bison Range in his name may be made to: National Bison Range, 58355 Bison Range Rd. Moeise, MT 59824. Please make checks payable to US Fish and Wildlife Service.  A section of Highway 93 north of Saint Ignatius, Montana, will be named in his memory. 


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Lynne Dickman
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
So sad to hear about Gordon. He was one of my favorite people. We were involved in the study and promotion of the Glacial Lake Missoula story. I’m a geologist, but a soil scientist too. I valued his opinion. We were also friends on Facebook and I enjoyed his posts. I’ll miss him, and so will many of his Glacial Lake Missoula cohorts.

Fred and Dorothy Conser
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Barb, Kevin, Mike and all the family. We always enjoyed visiting with he and Barb on our travels to Montana and our many visits when he traveled to Ohio.
We are both shocked and saddened by Gordon’s death. Please accept our deep sympathy on his passing.

Chris Christensen (CaptChris)
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Barb and family you are in my prayers, as Gordon will be sorely missed. Always loved the conversations at the 44..
Best wishes to you

Jerry & Christine Laskody
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Christine & I want to extend our sincere sympathy to Barb and the family on Gordon's passing.

Christine & Jerry

   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
My deepest condolences to Mr. Gordon's family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. "God us our refuge sand strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress."
Psalm 46:1

Walter and Marlene Cooper
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Barbra we are thinking of you and your loss. Both of use went to school with Gordon at the Friends Boarding School. Marlene was thankful for Gordon's help in science class. We were always glad you came to visit us in Ohio. Walt and Gordon were best friends at Olney and after when Gordon was still in Ohio.

Trudy Samuelson
   Posted Wed March 28, 2018
I am sad and shocked to hear of Gordon's passing. I will miss him stopping in the office to visit and discuss his house projects. We have lost a good man. My prayers are for comfort and healing in this sad time. I know Barbara will miss him terribly, Trudy Samuelson

Steve Rusiecki
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Warrington family. The loss of even one human being diminishes all of us. Rest in Peace.
Steve Rusiecki and Family

Charles Cannon
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family.

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