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In Memory of

Phyllis Ann Gordon

February 16, 1936 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Phyllis Ann (Maier) Gordon, Loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, nurse, volunteer and friend.

After a courageous and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, Phyllis left this earth on November 23, 2016, for a joyful reunion with family members and friends in Heaven. Phyllis delivered a lifetime legacy of love and joy to her beloved husband Larry and to her family and friends.

Phyllis was born in Saginaw MI. on February 16, 1936 and grew up in Midland MI., where she graduated from Midland High School in 1954. Following high school, Phyllis...

Phyllis Ann (Maier) Gordon, Loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, nurse, volunteer and friend.

After a courageous and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, Phyllis left this earth on November 23, 2016, for a joyful reunion with family members and friends in Heaven. Phyllis delivered a lifetime legacy of love and joy to her beloved husband Larry and to her family and friends.

Phyllis was born in Saginaw MI. on February 16, 1936 and grew up in Midland MI., where she graduated from Midland High School in 1954. Following high school, Phyllis attended Central Michigan University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1958.

Phyllis and her husband Larry, together with their 3 children, shared a wonderful life in Roscommon MI. Phyllis and Larry were the proud owners of Green's Tavern and the Ye Olde Party Store, both in Roscommon MI. The family enjoyed growing up in the small town, up north, environment surrounded by God's abundant nature. This fostered the love of the outdoors in all 3 children.

Phyllis and Larry were world travelers and many memories were made together while traveling to such places as Hawaii, Europe, South America, Spain and many other countries, as well as enjoying 10 cruises together to different parts of the world. In addition to traveling the world, Phyllis and Larry spent several years traveling the United States in their motor home, visiting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their grandchildren, especially, have many happy memories of camping with their grandparents in the motor home.

Phyllis was a long-time volunteer at Lee Memorial Hospital and had over 1500 hours of volunteer time at the hospital. She also spent countless hours knitting hundreds of light blue and pink hats for the newborn babies at Lee Memorial Hospital. Volunteering was one of her great joys in life. In addition, Phyllis attained her CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) degree later in life and worked as a CNA at Lee Memorial Hospital. Phyllis was beautiful both inside and outside and spent her life unselfishly serving others. She blessed all who knew her.

Phyllis will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Larry, of 58 years. Larry was her strength and rock.and her caretaker until her very last breath. Phyllis will also be greatly missed by her children: Michael (Carol) Gordon, Monica (Dennis) Moore, and Michelle (Elmer) Logan. Especially dear to Phyllis were her grandchildren: Beth (Josh) Martin, Michael (Kim) Gordon, Sarrah Logan, Raechel Moore, and Kyle Moore; as well as great-grandchildren: Lucas, Hannah, Cozmo, Addison, Holly and Sarah. In addition, Phyllis will be greatly missed by her dear brother, David Maier. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Doris Maier and her brother, Terry Maier.

The family extends a special thank you to Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers, FL and the physicians and staff at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations be sent to Animal Care Trust Fund 5600 Banner Drive Ft. Myers FL. 33912, given in memory of Phyllis Gordon. Animal Care Trust Fund is a fund set up through Lee County Domestic Animal Service, which helps to find homes for stray animals in the Ft Myers area. It is a beautiful facility with caring volunteers who take care of the animals until they are adopted.