Brothers and Sisters,
I am sorry to inform you that Brother Don Gauges, retired member of Burlington System Division Local Lodge 788, passed away January 15, 2019.
WINCHESTER — Don R. Gauges, 70, of Glasgow passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1948, in Jacksonville, the son of Ralph and Roberta Hester Gauges.
Surviving are children, Shannon (Dana) Garrett, Donnie Gauges and Stoney (companion, Renee Rees) Gauges, all of Glasgow, and Adam (companion, Carrie Winningham) Gauges of Winchester; grandchildren, Laura Garrett, Adam Dutton, Katie Dutton and McKenzi Gauges; a great-grandchild, Evelyn; his mother, Roberta Ryder of Glasgow; siblings, Jack (Cathy) Gauges of Glasgow, Dick (Gloria) Gauges of Glasgow, Judy Kaiser of Pennsylvania, Barb Mathis of Virginia, Dusty Gauges of Glasgow, Connie McGinnis of Wyoming, Rex (Cindy) Gauges of Winchester, Ginger (Kevin) Garrett of Glasgow, Joe (Carolyn) Gauges of Alaska and Sheila (David) Killebrew; and a sister-in-law, Linda Gauges of Winchester. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Gauges; and two brothers, Clifford and Steve Gauges.
Don was a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired after 40 years from BNSF Railway. Don was an outdoorsman. He loved mushrooming and deer hunting. He enjoyed going to Jack's in Glasgow, helping with the Glasgow Burgoo and hanging out with his family.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester with interment at Winchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Glasgow Burgoo. Condolences may be left online at dawsfuneralhome.com.
Please keep Don’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.