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Gary J. Morehead

March 8, 1955 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 67)


Gary J. Morehead

Gary was raised in Detroit, Michigan, one of six brothers. He then moved to Colorado where he enjoyed hiking and camping in the mountains near his home in Estes Park, along with various other locations in Colorado over the years. He began his lifelong employment in the Cable TV industry working across the US in installation and supervision of cable construction.

It was in Beaumont, Texas where he met his soon to be bride Sharon LaVake. They resided in Beaumont, Madison, Wisconsin, back to Beaumont and eventually settling in Wausau, Wisconsin, spending over 35 years together. They enjoyed many years camping at Broken Bow Campground, where there was always a great pontoon ride and a friendly campfire in the evening.

He retired early and ventured into the rental business with various apartments, homes and retail outlets. He also enjoyed volunteering and helping his wife with the Wausau Noon Optimist Club with their many fundraising projects. “Do it for the kids” was his motto”!

Gary is survived by his wife Sharon, son Joshua (Efril), brothers Bill (Phyllis), Dennis, and Mark (Donna). Brother Bob (deceased 2012) and parents Bill and Olga Morehead (deceased).  Brothers and sister in laws include Steven LaVake(Carolyn), Jerry LaVake (Karen), Renee (LaVake) True (Dan) and many nieces and nephews. He loved them all.

Gary loved all forms of music, outdoor activities, planting flowers in the spring and gardening

He left us on May 10, 2022. He will surely be missed.

My Ode to Gary:

It seems as if I’ve loved you forever. Maybe I have. Maybe we met in some other time where our lives touched this closely before…

All I know for sure is this certainty inside me…that we were meant for each other… now and always.

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