Elva “Marie” Gorden

Elva “Marie” GordenGorden, Marie


Elva Marie Gorden, of Edmond, Oklahoma, met her Savior face to face Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 90. Born to Walter and Lena Unruh in Dundee, Kansas on March 11, 1927, grew up on the family farm in Great Bend, Kansas. After high school graduation in 1945, she moved to Enid, Oklahoma where she attended business college for one year. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the Singer Sewing Machine Company and then for the Eason Oil Company. While living in Enid, she met and married Chester D. Gorden on October 29, 1950. In 1960 they moved to Oklahoma City are while raising their three daughters. Marie enjoyed baking, sewing, and handwork. She loved her Lord and Savior and she volunteered in church ministries of Pioneer Girls and helping elder adults at Metropolitan Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Chester. She is survived by her three daughters, and husbands, Janice and Bob Watts, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Janette and Kevin O’Brien of Coppell, Texas; and Jenny and John Struck, of Woodbridge, Virginia. Marie is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren all of whom she loved very much. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Villagio Memory Care and True Vine Hospice for faithful and compassionate care to their mother and grandmother.

A private graveside service was held in her honor.

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  1. Bonnie Ritchie

    Dear Marie’s Daughters,

    I just read of your mother’s passing. Although we haven’t seen each other in years Marie was very dear to me. We worked together at Putnam City School Cafeterias. I can’t even remember which one but we formed a special bond while working together.

    I just wanted to say how very sorry I was to read of Marie’s passing but I know she led a wonderful life and was a very special wife, mother, and grandmother. Please accept my condolences to all of you. Know that Marie was loved by me and many people that she worked with so many years ago.

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