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Troy Gordon, 47, passed away Friday, April 25th. There will be a memorial gathering in the Shelter House at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site on Saturday, May 3rd from 2-4pm. Around 3:15 we will have a short service and sharing of memories
Troy was born August 18, 1960 in Independence, MO to Milo Jacks & Maxine Isabell (Matteson) Gordon. He graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies. He worked in libraries until he became a stay at home dad when his first daughter was born. He continued volunteering for many groups, among them the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, MO
Master Naturalist, MO River Relief, & MO Dept. of Conservation.
He was a Master Hummingbird Bander and participated in songbird banding. Troy gave many presentations on hummingbirds and river animals to schools and groups. He especially enjoyed showing kids about birds and nature. He loved to travel, camp, and contra dance.
Troy is survived by his loving wife, Janine, two very special daughters, Jasmine & Genely, a sister Linda Hester & family, two half-sisters Suzanne Smith & Sandy Gedminas & their families, a half-brother Fred L. Ehman, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Missouri River Relief, P.O. Box 463, Columbia, MO 65205 for a special project on the Big Muddy Refuge.