Obituary - Gary Charles Cordes

  • 2022-11-28, 12:26 PM (update 2022-11-28, 12:30 PM)
  • Rachel Dahl
Obituary - Gary Charles Cordes Gary Cordes

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 to work 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 retiring 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, the Construction Club at CCHS, the 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 on December 3, 2022, at 11 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fallon, NV with a reception to follow. A rosary will be held on December 2, 2022, at 5 pm 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.


Rachel Dahl



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Steve Lyon
Steve Lyon 2022-12-06, 05:14 PM
I was saddened to read of Gary's death at such a young age. Gary was an upbeat and positive person who really cared about what was best for the city of Fallon and its residents. Much of modern Maine Street was the result of grants Gary secured to do the work.
Deacon Kurt Carlson
Deacon Kurt Carlson 2022-12-04, 02:35 PM
I just heard of Gary's passing. I remember him well. He was always complimentary of the homilies I gave. Well done good and faithful servant.
Debra Giordano
Debra Giordano 2022-12-02, 03:47 PM
Gary will be truly missed. A beautiful personality and loved his yearly Christmas cards. Love and peace to all of you. Chuck and Deb Giordano and family
Kris Stewart
Kris Stewart 2022-11-28, 11:36 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Gary was a lovely man
Helen Kaminsky
Helen Kaminsky 2022-11-28, 02:24 PM
So sorry for your loss. I wiil keep you and your family in my prayers.