Obituary of Florence Estelle Gordon
Flo lived an exemplary and adventurous life, beginning with her birth at
She enrolled in the
With a degree in Fine Arts, Flo worked as a free lance graphic designer. She produced commissioned paintings, artwork for events, propaganda fliers, magazine covers for McGuire AFB. Once settled in
She and Ed retired to Falcons Landing Retirement Community when it first opened in the 1990s. There she became active in the bowling league and the walking club. They travelled to
Unfortunately, Ed passed away in 1998. Much too soon!
Flo continued to be active at Falcons Landing, adding on volunteer work such as fitness classes for residents at the on campus Johnson Center Rehab facility. She also wrote a humor column for the monthly community newsletter, and provided witty quotes for the weekly church bulletin. All the while, she continued her drawing and painting, often having her works on display in the halls of the community buildings.
In 2006, Flo remarried. She and Ray Goelz had known each other socially for many years. Both were very active with walking, biking, hiking after losing their first spouses, and they decided to go for a second trip into marriage. They travelled extensively, hiking and biking through
Flo was widowed for the second time in 2020, while Covid wreaked havoc around the globe, and caused incessant lock-downs in her community. She nonetheless continued being as involved and as active as possible, right up to her final days.
She will be missed by all who knew her - talented, optimistic, humorous (with a love of pulling practical jokes!). The world is a sadder place without her bright and positive presence.