Gary Charles Cordes, 61, passed away on November 14, 2022 surrounded by family. Gary was born on April 11, 1961 in Boise, Idaho. Gary graduated from Borah High School in 1979 as a football state champion. He graduated from Boise State University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He moved to Winnemucca working for Kafoury, Armstrong & Company when he met his wife, Tina. Gary then moved to Fallon to become City Clerk Treasurer for the City of Fallon for 30 years where they raised their three children. After retirement from the City of Fallon in 2020, he worked as CEO and manager of Churchill County Credit Union. He was active in many organizations, nationally and locally. He was a member of Nevada League of Cities - winning public official of the year and serving on many different committees, Government Finance Officer Association - attending many national conferences, Construction Club at CCHS, CTE (Career Technical Education) Advisory Board, Kiwanis in Winnemucca, Toastmasters, Quarterback Club, FYFL board member, Finance Committee at St. Patrick’s Church, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wildlife Advisory Board, and Knights of Columbus. Gary enjoyed volunteering with youth and high school sports, and Fallon Daily Bread.
Gary loved exploring the desert, hunting, volunteering, his dogs, sharing jokes, watching his children play sports, and the Boise State Broncos. He was best known for his helpful nature, outgoing personality, and his unique view of the world. Gary will be remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, hunting partner, and friend.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Sheldon and Beverly Cordes. Gary is survived by his wife, Tina, daughter Cady, sons Taylen and Sean, and siblings Mike (Jane) Cordes and Cindy (Scott) Tudehope.
Funeral services will be held December 3, 2022 at 11 am St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fallon, NV with a reception to follow. A rosary will be held December 2, 2022 at 5pm at The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon, NV.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Churchill County Museum or The Churchill County Library or any of the above causes that Gary was involved with.