March 1, 1934 -Nov. 12, 2009
Leigh John Gage died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 in Yukon, Okla. He was 75 years old.
He was born to Lyle and Ilo Gage on March 1, 1934 at a farm in Hitchcock County. After moving to Wauneta, Leigh attended Wauneta schools.
Following his graduation from Wauneta High School in 1952, Leigh attended McCook Junior College. In 1954, Leigh took a teaching position at Enders.
In 1955, he married Barbara who was his beloved wife. Leigh, Barbara and their first son moved to McCook to work for Wallace Construction in 1961. While living in McCook, a second son was born.
In 1978, Leigh accepted a construction management position with a subsidiary of Peter Kiewit and Sons in Wichita, Kan., where he and his family lived briefly until accepting another management position with the same company in the Oklahoma City area in 1981. Leigh remained in this position until his retirement in Yukon, Okla. in 1989.
Leigh is survived by his wife Barbara, his sons Kenneth and Brian and their wives, Sherry and LeAnn respectively, as well as his grandsons John and Garrett. Other survivors include his brothers Norman Gage, Keith Gage and Rodger Gage, as well as his half-sister, Aloha Gates and their families.
Viewing was today at 9 a.m., at the Liewer Mortuary Chapel in Wauneta.This was followed by a brief service at the chapel at 10:30 a.m. and a graveside service at the Wauneta Riverside Cemetery.