Patricia Gordon

Patricia W. Gordon died May 10, 2003. She was 89 years old.

She was born on May 6, 1914, in Seattle to Winifred and Harry Shaw.

She was a graduate of Franklin High School and the University of Washington, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

It was there she met her future husband, Robert B. Gordon, of Tacoma. After their marriage in 1939, they lived in Tacoma until Bob’s retirement from the Puget Sound National Bank in 1970, when they moved to their summer home at Magnolia Beach on Vashon Island.

They enjoyed skiing and boating for many years, and for the past 30 years, they traveled extensively all over the world. They spent their winter months in La Jolla, Calif.

Last Oct. 7, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

When their sons Bob Jr. and Dick were growing up, Mrs. Gordon was active in Cub Scouting and the Lowell PTA. She was a member of the Tacoma Guild of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association, the First Presbyterian Church and the Tacoma Chi Omega Alumni. She was also one of the original members of the Western Weeders Garden Club and the Friday Bridgers.

Her son Bob Jr. died earlier as did her brother Ted Shaw, who is missing in action from World War II.

Survivors include her husband Bob and son Dick and his wife Fran, daughter-in-law Alice Gordon, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

At her request, there will not be a funeral or a memorial service. Those who wish may send memorials to the Vashon-Maury Heritage Association at P.O. Box 720, Vashon, Wash. 98070, or to the charity of one’s choice.