In Memory

Gordon Bergum (Teacher)

Gordon Bergum (Teacher)

Mr. Bergum taught Chemistry 1 & 2.

Gordon B. Bergum (W7ADM)

At the age of 86, Gordon passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.
Gordon was born on March 26, 1923, in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Oscar and Louise Bergum.
Gordon joined the army during WWII. While stationed in Nashville, TN, attending Vanderbilt University, he traveled to Minnesota to marry Barbara Knapp. After the war he was honorably discharged and returned to Minneapolis to finish his education and received his masters at the University of MN.
In 1963 they moved to Edmonds, WA, with their daughter, Amy. Gordon taught chemistry at Meadowdale High School. In 1978, Gordon married Irene Johnston, who has been his devoted and caring wife for 31 years.
Gordon is survived by his loving and devoted family: wife, Irene; daughter, Amy Young (Jack); step-children, Jeffery Johnston (Linda), Jolynn McCort (Robert), and Judy Bangs (Peter); foster daughter, Kandy Brown; eight grandchildren; and many great grands. 
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; and his brother, Ralph. 
Gordon was an avid traveler. He and Irene have seen most of the world. Because of his love of fuchsias, he became a judge, speaker and grower. He was president of Puget Sound Fuchsia Society for four years and belonged to the Sno King Fuchsia Society. While with Edmonds School District, he was involved with the Special Olympics. Gordon was a mariner fan; never missing spring baseball in Peoria AZ. Gordon was active in the Lutheran Church. He was an active amateur radio operator.
At his request, there will be no service.
Gordon believed in education. If you wish, remembrances may be sent to NWFS Scholarship Fund in care of Sally Williams, 11822 31st pl. NE, Seattle, WA 98125. (obituary from 

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2009