Gordon Brown Wilmoth, 68, of Boise, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a valiant 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Gordon was born on October 9, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, to Carol and Bettie (Richardson) Wilmoth. He attended Boise schools, graduated from Kuna High School in 1971 and from Boise State University in 1979. His favorite treasures in life were his wife, his children, and his friends. He loved the great Idaho outdoors and cherished the libertarian lifestyle.
Gordon married Joni Miller in 1974 and they resided in Boise where they raised their two children, Brooke and Lance, and enjoyed a simple life with a few close friends. Gordon worked for the Idaho Transportation Department from 1981 to 2014. He enjoyed volunteering on the Idaho Federal Credit Union board and supervisory committee during most of his working career, as well as serving twelve years in the US Navy Reserve. After retirement, he served for five years on the Lakewood No. 2 HOA board and for two years as president of the Voice of Idaho amateur radio club.
Gordon volunteered in many events, several organized around kids to support STEM, along with RIDE Idaho. He always lent a hand wherever he went. He will be remembered for his kindness, scientific curiosity, analytical mind, wisdom, integrity, intuition, respect for others and love of the outdoors. He enjoyed walking and riding his bike and had a retirement goal, which he mostly met, of walking every street in Boise.
He is survived by his wife, Joni (Miller) Wilmoth of Boise; daughter, Brooke (Jon) Riffe of Boise; and son, Lance Wilmoth of Boise. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A drop-in gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday, September 24, at the Gekeler Farms Clubhouse, 3920 S. Gekeler Lane, Boise, 83706, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, to remember Gordon and celebrate his life.