Gary Louis Pomeroy passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the early hours of the morning. He was born in Mesa Arizona on July 26, 1952. He was the son of Reuel Nephi Pomeroy and Helen DeLucia Pomeroy. He was a dedicated husband and father. His greatest desires always revolved around serving his family. He was completely devoted to his wife, Susan, and their son John. Gary was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He cherished his commitments to the gospel and his temple marriage with Susan in the Salt Lake City Utah temple. He held many positions of leadership in the church and was respected by all who knew him. Gary graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science, an MA from BYU in European History and a JD from the University of Kansas. Gary was a legal advocate for Kansas children in need. He spent many hours working in their behalf.
Gary was an avid reader and especially enjoyed studying American History and the Civil War. He was always available to give many tidbits of information about history. He was very interested in the Space Program and visited the Kennedy Space Center many, many times. Gary’s quick wit was the delight of all those who knew him. He enjoyed Formula 1 racing and taking cruises with his wife. This photo was taken on Navigator of the Seas in January 2011.
Gary is survived by his wife, Susan Ewing Pomeroy, of the home and his son, John Ewing Pomeroy who lives in Lawrence. He is also survived by his two brothers Marion (Judith) of Baytown Texas and Loren (Lora) of Buena Vista, Virginia.
When asked many years ago of what he would say to his family, if he knew his death was near, his response was, “See you later.” Susan and John now answer with assurance, “See you later, Gary. “
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Midwest Transplant Network or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Private family services are planned.