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Obituary for Donna Gordon

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Donna Gordon

July 5, 1927 - May 25, 2013

After a long and fulfilling life, Donna Manning Gordon was reunited with her eternal companion on May 25, 2013. She was born July 5, 1927 in Farmington, Utah, the daughter of Arthur F. and Ethel Clayton Manning. On Oct. 4, 1944, she married the love of her life, A. Jack Gordon in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Farmington, Draper, Farr West, So. Willard and So. Ogden.
She served on the board of directors of many civic organizations including the Utah State Citizen’s Council on Alcohol Beverage Control, Bear River Tri-County Board of Health, Children’s Aid Society, and was the first women elected to the Box Elder Board of Education. She was elected to three terms on the Board of Education, but resigned during her third term to serve a LDS mission in So. Carolina with her husband.
She was active in the LDS Church serving as a teacher in all the auxiliaries as well as president and counselor in the Ward Relief Society, Primary and Young Women’s. She was also a Counselor in the Stake Relief Society and Young Women’s.
She dearly loved and was loved in return by all of her posterity. She is survived by: 7 children, Pam (Lynn) Corbridge, Hooper, Bruce (Michelle) Thompson, Murray, Jim (Gerrie) Gordon, Hooper, Julee (Mont) Smith, No. Ogden, Greg (Sharie) Gordon, Plain City, Jil (Don) Green, Fruit Heights, Denton Gordon, Wichita, Kansas; 29 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; a sister Gerrie (Jay) Brown, a brother Mel (Doris) Manning, and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Manning.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother Milton Manning, a grandson Daniel Davis, a granddaughter Angela Smith, one great grandson, James Woods, three great granddaughters Kimberly Grow, Ashly and Emily Gordon.
We miss you mom but know that you are having one fantastic reunion.
A big thank you to Harrison Regent and all her friends there, CNS Hospice and Manor Care.



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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: July 5, 1927
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Condolences for Donna Gordon

Susan Noall posted on 6/19/13

Grandma you will be so missed but that is because you are so loved!! We know how happy you are now to be with grandpa and now able to watch over all of us and hear us better... We love you!!


Beth Maughan posted on 6/19/13

Dear Gordon Family, We want to send our sympathy to you at this time. I am leaving to go out of town for the weekend and won't be able to take Mom to the mortuary. Mom looked forward to Donna's visit's and we so appreciate you going out of your way to take her to Mom's home. It was something she looked forward to. Mom wanted to make sure you knew she will miss Donna and would appreciate a call when things settle down a bit. Sincerely, Beth Maughan Afton Van Kampen


Diane Felt posted on 6/19/13

Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I know she will be missed, but will live on in your hearts forever. With Love and Sympathy, The Jim Felt Family


Jean Ellsworth posted on 6/19/13

For Pam and Lynn Corbridge: We express our love and condolences at the passing of your mother. Arnold remembers her with fondness as they served together on the council for Alcohol Beverage Control. We remember good times in Hooper, and Tole painting, and lots of other good stuff while we lived there! Good memories and good friends are treasures beyond price for the years to come. Love, Arnold and Jean Ellsworth


Doreen Christensen posted on 6/19/13

Dear Family of Donna Gordon: Donna was a cherished member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Spinner. We are sending a donation as a memorial to her to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, which has recently been relocated and renovated. We share in your sorrow and will remember her always. Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp Spinner Doreen Christensen, Captain 5317 S 750 E Ogden UT 84495