If you've lived in Cascade Shores for the past 12 years or so, you know Gary. He was a frequent fixture at Lost Mine Lake (grounds keeper and parking lot greeter), the General Store, the Firehouse events and Scotts Flat Lake. He loved the Shores, and had many friends and if truth be told, foes, here. Gary was a lifetime scrapper, and proud of it. He has a can of beer permanently affixed to his grip, and a smile and a joke were never far away. Gary had many exwives, and 7 exchildren. I'm not being mean, this is a Gary quote. Just to prove he was a hopeless romantic, he married a nice woman with 2 sons, Monica, Tom and Trever right here in the Shores only 5 months ago. z
Gary lost his battle with cancer on Friday, May 12th at the Hospice of the Foothills. It is one battle I wish Gary had won, but so it goes. Arrangements are being made at Hooper & Weaver for cremation and placement in their Memorial Garden.