Gordon L. Royce ’60 of Mobile, Ala., died September 28, 2009. A native of Durango, Colo., Gordon was born in 1938. He was in the ROTC at Mines, where he earned a professional degree in petroleum engineering, and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army, seeing active service in Korea. Gordon worked for Northern Illinois Gas in the engineering and underground gas storage departments. He later joined Nicor Drilling and was instrumental in helping the company grow its business in many states. In the early 1990s, he joined Mobile Gas and served as vice president of Bay Gas Storage, where he retired in 2001. Gordon, an avid hunter and fisherman, is survived by his wife, Annett; son Michael; daughter Michelle; step-daughters Lisa Thornhill, Anita Howell and Tina Edmond; and 11 grandchildren.