GARY went home to be with our Lord on 29 August 2013 after battling cancer for many years. Gary posted on Legacy Dad from 2010-2012. Gary spent his final days living his legacy and passing it on to his grand kids, as well as helping his son start Deep Rivers Ranch.
Gary was a remarkable man, father, husband and grand-father. Gary lived his life for the Lord and embodied the true spirit of a Legacy Dad. As Stevenson wrote “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same” – Gary left a lot of footprints on many hearts.
R.I.P. Brother – Your Legacy Will Live On Forever – Your Brothers Lance and Dante
(Historical) I’m a young fella not far from 70 who’s made it to the far and frayed edges of the adventures I‘ve been hankering for since boyhood. Now, after selling the ranch, my beautiful life mate of 45 years and I live and travel in an fifth wheel RV we call our “covered wagon”. The “Cowboy and the Beach Girl” sign in front of our Caribbean Beach Patio at our “home” RV resort site at a SoCal cactus junction tells you we’ve settled in a bit and the Beach Girl got her way after 12 years on the ranch.
Despite the visit to 69 nations, the starting businesses and international ministries, literally betting and losing the ranch, Navy fighter pilot and air combat retiring as a Captain (06), a crashed plane and a crashed sailboat (thanks to pirates), riding the wild west on Toffee, building a Pondarosa-like dream ranch and–especially–hand building a wilderness log cabin with my grandwonderkids, a son too soon dead of Cancer at 33, a best-friend son-in-law I love and a daughter of grace and beauty with three cowboys and two cowgirls princesses for me to imprint. I push the margins still to live life to the fullest and to finish well for the Lord God I love and walk with as if we were intimates.