Jimmie Gordon

Jimmie Joan Gordon (Reed)

Saturday, June 16th, 1928 - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Jimmie Joan Gordon age 92, a long-time resident of Kennebunk Maine, died peacefully on July 2, 2020 at the Seal Rock Healthcare.

Jimmie was born in Centralia, Illinois to James and Aileen Reed. She was named after her father, the result was a special relationship between father and daughter. She would occasionally accompany him to his railroad job, where his co-workers would say “there goes Big Jim and Little Jim”.

She married Roy, also from Centralia, a returning war veteran, and they moved to Boulder, Colorado, so Roy could finish his education. They lived in Chicago before settling in Kennebunk, Maine in 1960.

Throughout her life she was involved with local charities, particularly the ladies’ group at Christ Church in Kennebunk. She was most proud of her long-time service at the Saint David’s Episcopal Church “Budget Box” in Kennebunk.

Jimmie loved dogs and Johnny Mathis. She had a great sense of humor and was an excellent cook (her Baked Alaska and blueberry pies were legendary). In her later years, she suffered from serious medical issues, but she was able to live comfortably at home through the efforts of a team of care providers managed by Fran Thompson, who became a close personal friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gordon and her sister, Margaret.

She is survived by her three sons, David (Lisa) of Old Orchard Beach, Michael (Nancy) of Groton MA, and Stephen (Ruthie) of Oak Ridge, TN., her brother Jack, three grandchildren (Sarah, Andrew, and Nate), and four great grandchildren

The Gordon family would especially like to thank Fran and the excellent caregivers, as well as those at Seal Rock Healthcare, who brought her joy in her final years.

A Private Funeral Service will be held. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk.
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    Hope Cemetery
    1 Barnard Lane
    PO Box 211
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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A private funeral service will be held.


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Paige Williams Runion

Posted at 09:48pm
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was very good friends with my mom Ruth beginning in the early ‘60’s. Her friendship meant so much to my mom over the years. You boys used to babysit us over at 1 Apple Lane (well, the 3 or 4 of us that eventually became 6). My husband and I manage to steal away to Kennebunk about once a year and my mom always asks me to drive by the house to check to see if it still has the Roy Gordon sign outside.

My mom is getting great nursing care in her final years and I will let her know about your mom’s passing. Praying you’ll be comforted by the memories in your hearts and the legacy of family. I know the memories of your mom’s friendship continue to bring my mom so much joy. Kindly, Paige (Williams) Runion

carolyn gowdy

Posted at 07:45pm
Father Andrew D'Angio-White from ST. David's church sent me this link about Jimmie Gordon so I could share it with the volunteers at The Budget Box. I sent it out in a group email today.I was so sorry to hear of her death. There are not many women left who knew Jimmie, but I wanted to share it anyway. She volunteered for many years at the shop and always worked Wednesday afternoons with Sue Jones and also with Richard Anderson. Jimmie and Dick had a strong bond due to their interest of the railroad. She was a wonderful woman and gave so much of herself to ST. David's Budget Box. She will be sorely missed. We send our sincere sympathy to you. Carolyn M. Gowdy, Chair of the store.

Eileen Stokes

Posted at 05:25pm
Bob and I are so sorry to read this. We have been thinking happy thoughts for the family in the hope that Nate's wedding was able to go through. This is a shock and I can only think how difficult the past few months must have been for her if the Maine nursing homes have been anything like the NJ ones.

Your parents were responsible for our moving to the neighborhood in 1964 and were always kind and welcoming. It is blueberry season here in New Jersey and I am about to make a pie in Jimmie's memory. I remember her coming to the house to bring me a cut glass basket for a wedding gift and to share her pie recipe. She must be the last of the original Penwood settlers. Our condolences to all of you.

Bob and Eileen Stokes

kathleen Nolan

Posted at 01:10pm
So sorry for your loss. Jimmie was a smart and perky woman, admired and respected in our neighborhood and the larger community. We enjoyed being Jimmie's nearby neighbor since 1986. Jimmie's smile and positive energy will be missed!

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