Gordon Dale Powell, age 85 of Brandenburg, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 29, 2020

He was born on April 26, 1934 in San Francisco, CA, son of the late Ida Peterson Powell and Walter Powell. His brother, Dennis Powell also preceded him in death.

Gordon was a lover of baseball, a member of the Lyons Club, Boy Scouts, Teachers Union, and Brandenburg United Methodist Church. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, and later worked for: Shell Oil; Tidewater; White City Sawmill; and taught at Rogue River Elementary School from 1973 to 1996 where he taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Betty Jane Powell; children, Nikki Butler of Brandenburg, Robert (Cyndi) Powell of Athol, ID, and Lori (Joe) Garlitz of Terrebonne, OR; grandchildren, Robert and Brittani Butler, Nathan Powell, Saundra (Zack) Avery, Codie and Noah Garlitz; great-grandchildren, Conner and Lucas Avery; sister-in-law, Diana Powell of Durham, CA; brother-in-law, Robert (Margaret) Gilbert of Camas, WA; nieces, Tina Mooney, Marci Severs, Karla Ouchi, and Cheryl Haines.

The family is being served by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home; no services will be scheduled at this time. Inurnment will be at a later date in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, OR

Online condolences may be left at www.bjsfunerals.com.

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