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Gordon David Quinn

Posted September 03, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown, Pleasant Hill
Gordon David Quinn (37) died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

David was born in 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1996 and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000. He worked as a Project

Gordon David Quinn

Gordon David Quinn

Specialist for EP2.

David was an excellent mentor and teacher; he was a loyal friend and a dependable teammate. His personal drive and his desire for excellence was the legacy he has left for others to model. Many remember him as a competent and knowing leader, and many sought his counsel and his advice. His work and vision for the development of the wooded area surrounding his home church led to the addition of a meditation space which he took great pride in. He was counted on in many areas of life, from church volunteering to his employment, and from his new family full of teens and young adults whom he quickly adopted as “his” kids through his marriage to Andrea. He became a grandpa before he became a husband, and he took on that role lovingly and with conviction. His love and his sense of duty and loyalty to those he loved will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and the respect that he earned as a leader in his religious community will be his everlasting legacy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon David Quinn, Sr.

David is survived by his mother, Ruth Quinn of Des Moines, his sister Laura Quinn Bouma (husband Tim) and nephew and nieces of Portland, Oregon; his wife Andrea; step-sons Josh Kelley of Des Moines and Jason Kelley of Ames; step-daughters Allison Kelley of Dubuque, Mandy Boozell of Pleasant Hill, and Alycia May Rucker of Des Moines, and a step-grandson, Auron Boozell of Pleasant Hill.
Arrangements are being handled by Westover Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 3 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines, where the family will greet visitors from 5 – 8 pm. There will be a funeral at 11:00 am on Friday, September 4 at the First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to First Unitarian Church in Des Moines.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.





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