Esther S. Gordon

02/25/1919 — 02/12/2011

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Crisfield, Maryland

Esther S. Gordon

Esther S. Gordon passed away February 12, 2011, at Richland Rehabilitation Center. Esther was born February 25, 1919, in Crisfield, Maryland to Roy lee and Olive R. Sterling. She had two older sisters, Marguerite and Hazel.

Esther married the love of her life Wells Mike" Gordon on May 12, 1935. Together they had four daughters.

Esther worked for the U.S. Army for four years before becoming a secretary for the Department of Energy where she retired March 1979.

She is preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters, and her husband of 73 years, Mike; survived by her four daughters: Dorothy Frank, deceased Hout, Jannette Don Precechtel, Marion Bill Henry, and Charlene Mike Helle; seven grandchildren, fourteen greatgrandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three nephews.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 3p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank the staff and care givers at Kadlec Medical Center and Richland Rehabilitation Center for the excellent and loving care that they gave our Mom.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am d thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Mory E. Frye

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  • Charlene, Mike & Family,

    My thoughts are with you and your family. Remember the good times and she will always be in you heart.


    Mary Scharnhorst
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I was shocked to see that Esther had passed away. I saw her three weeks ago at Shari’s and she looked great. I worked with Esther at AEC/DOE and we had many laughs and fun times along with the work. May the family find peace in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior. God’s Blessings to the family.

    Dorothy Beyer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We have many wonderful memories of Mr and Mrs Gordon. We lived next door to them for many years and visited often after we moved. We loved them as did our children. We will miss them very much. Your family is in our thoughts during this time.

    Mike, Jessica, Quinton and Allie Parnell

    Mike and Jessica Parnell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandma, You will be greatly missed as you were loved by all. We are just so glad that we have 91 years worth of your memories that will continue to be passed from generation to generation. Hopefully your longevity passed to me and our kids: We love you!

    Shawn Sant
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time.God Bless.Ken worked with and for Mike for a number of years at the Richland Police Dept. Bernice and Ken Taylor

    Bernice Taylor
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. We were in Beta Sigma Phi and she was

    always pleasant and fun to be around. I know she will be missed

    by her family as well as friends.

    Sharon Bee Burks
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • Charlene, Mike, & Family:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing…

    When my own mom passed a few years ago I received a card from a close friend that said, “Grief is the price we pay for love”. I’ve thought of that often.

    With deepest sympathy, Ric Bricker

    Ric Bricker
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
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