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Gary Lee Storm

April 19, 1945 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 73)

Gary Lee Storm was born on April 19, 1945 in Moline, Illinois to Hollis Francis Storm and Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

His family moved to Tucson where Gary graduated from Amphitheater High School and later joined the United States Air Force. He served four years at Nellis AFB working on F-105s during the Vietnamese War. Nellis was never attacked by the Vietnamese during the Vietnam Conflict. After his four years of service he worked for American Airlines and Osterbauer Compressor Service.

He met his wife Susan while serving at Nellis.  She is the daughter of a 20 year Navy man. They met at an on-base dance night. He asked her to dance and they “ROCKED THE NIGHT AWAY” to Elvis, Fats Domino and “The Flying Purple People Eater” (yes that was the name of the song) and other great songs. That was that. They were married on November 14, 1964 at the Nellis AFB Chapel. Their son James was born in 1965, twin daughters Kimberly and Terrie in 1966, and their daughter Misty in 1968.

Gary moved his young family to California where they lived for thirty years before Gary and Susan moved to Idaho so that Susan could enjoy the four seasons again…the weather “seasons” not the singing group. 

His daughter Kimberly Ann Storm preceded him in death at the young age of 19 while she was serving in the army. He leaves behind his wife Susan of 53 years; one son James, daughter-in-law Kristy and their three sons Shawn, Chris, and Kevin; daughter Terrie Paine, son-in-law Jeff and their three sons, Nicholas, Bryce, and Curtis; daughter Misty Daniels, son-in-law Dean and their two children Tayler and Chandler. Gary also leaves behind his brother James Earl Storm, sister-in-law Nettie and their two sons and their families; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gary’s family will scatter his ashes at Guffey Bridge in Melba Idaho.

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