Logan Herald Journal, 05/23/14
PRESTON, IDAHO — Gordon Wayne Sidwell, 56, passed away on May 20, 2014, after sustaining injuries doing what he loved and with those he loved and called his sons, in an ATV accident. He was born Jan. 10, 1958, to Ray and Alice Sidwell, in Ogden, Utah. Gordon was third of five children. He was a 1976 graduate of Preston High School. In October of 1978 he met his match, Diana Clements. They were united in marriage on Jan. 19, 1979, in Preston, Idaho. Gordon and Diana have three children. First born was Adam Wayne on July 5, 1980. Then they welcomed Brady Lamar on Nov. 9, 1984. Last but not least was their daughter Lyndsey on April 3, 1987.
Gordon loved anything to do with the outdoors. He loved going hunting, fishing and camping. If he wasn’t camping or fishing himself he would join those that were. You could always expect to see “Dad.” He loved to go on rides, whether it was by boat, four-wheeler, truck or a snowmobile. He was always on the move with his riding companion Hootch. He loved spending time with his children; his family meant the world to him. The demolition derby became a Sidwell tradition in which he ran for over 28 years. His sons were very involved in the derby with him and later joined with him and his famous exhaust stack. Gordon loved his extended family of those he called his very own and will be missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, nephew Johnathon Sidwell, niece Amy Jo Neilson, and his nephew Derik Neilson. He is survived by his wife, Diana; three children, Adam (Goldie Chaney), Brady (Jessie Beckstead) and Lyndsey; two brothers, Edward (Vernette Rogers) and John; two sisters Laurie (Phillip Neilson) and Cathy (Tim Hepworth); and seven grandchildren, Kourtney, Shelby, Chevy, Dalton, Brock, Madison and Haydenn. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Lamar and Shirley Clements; brothers- and sisters-in-law Katherine (Chris) Clements, Mark and Nancy Miller and Wade Clements; and numerous friends and family including nieces, nephews and those who call him DAD.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortu