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Helen Rose Gordon

Helen Rose Gordon of St Louis Missouri.   Lived 63 years in Overland Missouri.

Born on October 10, 1925, passed away October 28, 2019. at the age of 94.

Widow of Dale Gordon (68 Years)  Dale passed away March 17, 2017 at the age of 94. 

Mother of six children,  Gary Paul Gordon (Liz) , Thomas Carl Gordon (Debbie), Joseph David Gordon (Janna) , Nancy Marie Gordon, John Dale Gordon and Timothy Edward Gordon

Loving Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

She loved Cardinal Baseball and Rams Football.    Helen taught her children to be kind and thoughtful.  If you don’t have something good to say, don’t say anything at all. 

Everyone loved Helen.  She was fun and kind to all.

Helen felt that Hate was a terrible word.  She would say, Do not use that word. Don’t say, I Hate Broccoli, just say I don’t care for Broccoli.   She felt that there is good in everyone.

She was raised catholic and graduated from Rosati-Kain Catholic High School Class of 1943.

Helen met Dale Gordon after he returned from WWII and married July 31, 1948.

When Dale proposed to marry Helen, she told him that her doctor diagnosed her with an undeveloped uterus and was unable to have children.  She feared that Dale would not marry her. He said, that’s okay we will adopt children. It was a miracle when she got pregnant, six times.   

Her parents, Carl & Bonita Niedhart lived life large and Helen was given the best of everything.  Both of her parents died young.  

After she married , she didn’t care about luxury items and was easily pleased.  

She loved Cheese and Crackers, Chocolate and Ice Cream.

Her favorite flower was Roses.  She grew beautiful roses after she retired.  There is one White Rose Bush still thriving after 30 years. 

Helen loved laughter and was not materialistic.  Her family was the most important thing in her life.   She always felt that she lived a blessed life enjoying the basics of what life offered.  Helen felt rich with the love of her family, friends and neighbors.

If her children were healthy and happy, Helen was happy.

Helen battled Alzheimer’s disease and was a body donor at St Louis University.

Her prayers that she could help medical research will be granted.

 

Memorial Mass  November 13, 2019 10AM

All Souls Church  9550 Tennyson 

Overland,  MO 63114

 

1 Comment

  1. Ellen on November 13, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Helen and Dale were lovely neighbors that I will remember with smiles.

    They were both inspirational gardeners that encouraged me to plant cannas to share.

    Helen was a sweet lady who will be missed.

    Thoughts and prayers to your family.



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