In Memory

Gordon Nyberg

Gordon S. NYBERG, 6/2/1945 - 6/21/2015 (Age 70) Of Snohomish, passed away on June 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 2, 1945 in Spokane, WA, the son of the late Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Nyberg Imhoff and Gordon S. Nyberg. Gordon married Ann Louise Scammell in Spokane on December 20, 1969. Their son, Mark, was born September 20, 1984. He attended Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane and graduated from Pioneer High School in San Jose, CA where he was involved in athletics, playing football and wrestling. Gordon continued his education at The University of Washington; graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also received an MBA from Gonzaga University in Spokane. Quite often, he was seen at the Hec Edmonds pavilion and loved to run the stairs with the "Huskey Crew" team. Gordon was a mechanic extraordinaire and was very conscious of safety. He had a keen sense of humor, loved history and was always eager to meet new people. Gordon was a loving husband, father and he was appreciated by all the young people in the Snohomish County community of disabled children. His favorite place was their second home at Lakeview, Idaho on Lake Pend d'Oreille. Gordon is survived by his wife of 45 years; his son Mark; brother, Jim and wife Linda; sisters-in-law, Molly Hurley and husband Dan, Kathy Sampson and husband Doug and Christy Scammell Hueber and husband Carl; brother-in-law, Kirk Scammell and wife Sally; aunt and uncle, Shirley and John Sprowl and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Rick Scammell. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Life Celebrations by Washelli, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Partners in Care Fund at the University of Washington ( or Seattle Children's Hospital ( or The Northshore Wranglers Program ( A special thank you to the Hospice staff and the 8th floor Oncology Department at Swedish Medical Center, Edmonds.


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07/05/15 05:33 PM #1    

George Scott

Ann, sorry for your loss. George Scott

07/06/15 06:08 AM #2    

Kathleen Heather Blume

My deepest sympathy Ann, to you and your family. 

07/06/15 08:53 AM #3    

Randal (Randy) Brooks

I remember Gordon well from high School and remember a sense of loss when he moved. Although it has been a very long time since we have seen one another I have that same sense of loss today. My heart is with Ann and the family. 

07/06/15 11:11 AM #4    

Thomas Steven Taylor

I haven't seen Gordy since high school, however, I expected to see his name on the big screen as the director of several hit movies.  In high school, he would script out and film Bill Fernau, Bill Hawley and me acting out scenes while we were dressed in appropriate, period clothing - usually WWII films where he could use his Nazi uniforms and relics.  He had a very good sense of humor and never feared to express it.

We'll miss you Gordy.

07/06/15 05:27 PM #5    

Robert Duncan Hunter

Gordon was a good friend to me when we were both in Seattle at UW.  He was there to finish his degree, and we reconnected when he enrolled in a class I was teaching.  He helped me and my sisters out in all sorts of ways, from mechanical skills to morale boosting.  I am saddened by his passing; Ann, my thoughts are with you.      

07/06/15 09:15 PM #6    

Flora Anne Nelson (Lovejoy)

Oh Ann. I am so sorry and will be at Gordy' s memorial.

07/08/15 01:21 PM #7    

Linda Anne Lord (Lord-Johnson)

Although I hadn't seen Gordy since high school, I was really looking forward to connecting with him at our 50th.  I remember so fondly being in his "movies"................showing up on a Saturday morning & then getting myself wrapped like a mummy or getting wounded & being drenched with ketchup!  I always figured Gordy would go on to become a big movie producer............he was a very unique & creative guy........phenominal!  He is missed!

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