Eddie Ray GANN

Male 1945 - 2003  (58 years)


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  • Name Eddie Ray GANN 
    Born 10 Aug 1945  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 2003  Gallatin Gateway, Gallatin, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Custer County Cemetery, Miles City, Custer, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the San Mateo Times and Daily News Leader (San Mateo, California) September 17, 1956:
      “”Geologist Killed
      REDWOOD CITY, Sept. 17.-
      A retired geologist was killed last night when he was hurled from a tractor and crushed beneath the wheels of a trailer it was pulling.
      Two boys were riding on the trailer when it went out of control down a steep hill. They were thrown clear and were not injured.
      Killed was Ernest H. Quayle, 65, retired geologist for the Saudi-Arabian Oil company. A resident of Salt Lake City, Quayle had been in California for the past two months to help William Palmer with a grading and water conservtion project at Palmer’s ranch at 407 Georgia Lane, Portola Valley.
      Deputy Sheriff George Erickson reported that the accident happened at 6 p.m. while Quayle was pulling the trailer, filled with top soil, down a steep dirt road from the Robert Evans residence at 415 Georgia Lane.
      Two boys, Eddie Gann, 11, 290 Nathhorst place, and Dale Palmer, son of Quayle’s employer, were riding on the load of top soil.
      OUT OF GEAR
      The boys told Erickson that the tractor seemed to jump out of gear and the brakes would not hold. The tractor and trailer plummeted down the hill, crashed through a barbed wire fence and plunged down an embankment, jackknifing at the bottom.
      The boys were thrown clear but Quayle fell between the trailer and tractor and his head was crushed by a wheel of the trailer...[NOTE: Remainder of article focused on the life of Quayle and his survivors.]

      Joined the Army in 1964.

      Residence in 1996 and 1997: Big Sky, Montana, 59716

      Obituary: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Montana): Tuesday, October 28, 2003.
      "Eddie Ray Gann, 58, of Gallatin Gateway left us on Oct. 26, 2003, while hunting near Virginia City.
      He was a wonderful man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his best friend and love of his life, Debi. Eddie touched the lives of so many people that words cannot express how much he will be missed.
      Eddie was preceded in death aby his father, Ray Gann and mother, Mildred Wyman.
      He is survived by his wife, Debi King of Gallatin Gateway; daughters, Laurel Causer (Darrel) of Craig, Colo., Deborah Gann of Craig, Colo., Amy Doolin (Tom) of Craig, Colo.; son, Eddie Gann of Longmont, Colo.; stepdaughter, Kelly King of Gallatin Gateway. Eight grandchildren also survive, along with a sister, Peg Hoe (Clark) of McAllister; and brother, Craig Gann of Forestville, Calif.
      Eddie, you were the light of our lives, and we will miss you and keep you in our hearts forever.
      A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Eagles Club in Bozeman."

      Montana Death Index:
      Name: Eddie Gann
      Death Date: 26 Oct 2008
      Death County: Madison

      SSDI:
      Eddie R. Gann
      560-64-3703
      B: 10 Aug 1945
      D: 26 Oct 2003
      Issued: CA (1961)

      U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
      Name: Eddie R. Gann
      Birth: 10 Aug 1945
      Death: 26 Oct 2003
      Military: 27 Sep 1964
      Other: 27 Sep 1967
    Person ID I133  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 

    Father Raymond Eddie GANN,   b. 3 Apr 1919, Bernice, Ottawa, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1976, Selma, Josephine, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mildred Johanna NELSON,   b. 26 May 1923, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 2001, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1944  Air Base Chapel, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann.  Wedding.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann. Wedding.
    Married 18 Nov 1944 at the Air Base Chapel, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Gann, Ray and wife Mildred Nelson Gann.  Family.
    Gann, Ray and wife Mildred Nelson Gann. Family.
    Christmas with the Gann Family
    Lowell, Nelson and Gann cousins.
    Lowell, Nelson and Gann cousins.
    L. to R. back row: Jerry Lowell, Linda Lowell Geraets, Sandy Hofstad Dunlap, Lee Hofstad, Judy Hofstad Melham. Front row: Gary Nelson, Peggy Gann Hoe, Leann Lowell Zelhart, and Craig Gann.
    Lowells, Ganns, and Nelsons.
    Lowells, Ganns, and Nelsons.
    Taken 1966 at Grandma's house (Gudrun Nelson). Top: Peggy Gann Hoe, Jerry Lowell; Middle: Linda Lowell Geraets, Craig Gann; Bottom: Gary Nelson, Leann Lowell Zelhart.
    Lowell, Gann, and Nelson cousins. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  1962 (?)
    Lowell, Gann, and Nelson cousins. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1962 (?)
    Back row, L. to R.: Jerry Lowell, Peggy Gann, Linda Lowell. Front row, L. to R.: Craig Gann, Leann Lowell, Gary Nelson.
    Lowell, Nelson, Gann, and Hofstad cousins.
    Lowell, Nelson, Gann, and Hofstad cousins.
    Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, approximately 1962. L. to R.: (Back Row) Jerry Lowell, Linda Lowell, Sandy Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, Judy Hofstad; (Front Row) Gary Nelson, Peggy Gann, Leann Lowell, Craig Gann.
    Lowell,  Nelson and Gann families.
    Lowell, Nelson and Gann families.
    L. to R.: Back Row-Alice Lowell, Jerry Lowell, Mildred Gann, Linda Lowell, and Betty Nelson; Front Row-Craig Gann, Leann Lowell, Gary Nelson. Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1961?
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann.
    Christmas 1956. Taken at Nathharst Ave., Portola Valley, California. House no longer exists.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann, with their first child, Eddie Ray, celebrating his first birthday.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and first husband, Ray Gann, with their first child, Eddie Ray, celebrating his first birthday.
    Taken August 1946.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and her three children, celebrating Christmas 1956.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and her three children, celebrating Christmas 1956.
    From L to R: Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman, Craig Gann, Peggy Gann Hoe, and Eddie Ray Gann. Verso of photograph reads: 1956-Xmas. Nathhardt Ave. house no longer there. Eddie (11), Peggy (9) Millie and Craig (4).
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Janis Louise LINCOLN 
    Children 
     1. Amy C. LINCOLN
     2. Deborah L. GANN
    +3. Laurel Marie GANN,   b. 17 Nov 1971,   d. 18 Sep 2011  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Karla Van HULL 
    Married 5 Aug 1978  Priest River, Bonner, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Eddie Ray GANN, II
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Bonnie ? 
    Married 6 Apr 1989  Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Debra “Debi” KING,   b. 12 Jul 1953, Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2009, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1579  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Aug 1945 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1978 - Priest River, Bonner, Idaho, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1989 - Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 2003 - Gallatin Gateway, Gallatin, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Custer County Cemetery, Miles City, Custer, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Nelson cousins.
    Nelson cousins.
    Taken at the Gann's residence at the Air Base in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Back row, l. to r.: Lee Hofstad, Peggy Gann, Jerry Lowell.
    Front row, l. to r.: Sandy Hofstad, Eddie Ray Gann, Barb Hofstad. Taken summer of 1950.
    Gann, Eddie Ray and younger sister, Peggy Gann Hoe.
    Gann, Eddie Ray and younger sister, Peggy Gann Hoe.
    Taken Christmas 1948? Location of picture unknown.

    Headstones
    Gann, Eddie Ray and Debra King
    Gann, Eddie Ray and Debra King