|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1940|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 2004|
Recorder, The (Greenfield, MA) - Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Deceased Name: Idella M. Gordon
ATHOL -- Idella M. (Dingman) Gordon, 64, of 63 South Main Street, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at the University Commons in Worcester.
She was born March 19, 1940 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a daughter of Alvin and Flora (Colby) Dingman. She grew up in St. Johnsbury and Winchester, NH where she attended schools there and has lived most of her life in Athol. She attended Mt. Wachusett Community College and Greenfield Community College, graduating with a degree in criminal justice at the age of 50.
She was a homemaker and also worked at the former McElwain Shoe Shop and Duall Plastics Co. in Athol. Idella was a born again Christian, loved and enjoyed her family, traveling, especially to Ogunquit and Kennebunk, Maine. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, photography and gardening, always loved yellow roses.
She leaves her companion of 24 years, Elwyn "Swede" Johnson; four sons, Douglas A. Gordon, Jr. of Orange, Jeffrey D. Gordon and Michael A. Gordon, both of Athol, Jay J. Gordon of Warwick; nine daughters, Sheila M. Kenney of Greenfield, Hope E. Bernard of Friendsville, TN, Anita E. Gordon of Athol, Andrea M. Harris of New Salem, Tracey L. Bigwood, Audrey A. Gordon, Diane R. Fortes, Ravin L. Gordon, Oleda M. Newcombe, all of Athol; two step-children, Dean H. Gordon and Denice A. Gordon, both of Hinsdale, NH; thirty grandchildren and two sisters, Martha E. Dingman and Minnie H. Demers, both of Potsdam, NY. Her husband Douglas A. Gordon, Sr., and a brother Edwin G. Dingman predeceased her.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2004 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol. A private Memorial Service will be held with burial following at Silver Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Alvin H. Dingman (1902 - 1962)
Flora Edna Ellen Colby Dingman (1900 - 1967)
Elwyn Olaf Johnson (1926 - 2005)
Edwin G. Dingman (1936 - 1984)*
Idella May Dingman Gordon (1940 - 2004)
Silver Lake Cemetery
Maintained by: Lisa Davis
Originally Created by: Mark Wing
Record added: May 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69713057
Added: Aug. 17, 2013
Idella, You were always so kind and sweet to me. I'm glad that you and my father are together again. RIP|
Added: May. 25, 2012