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Bernice Gordon


Bernice "Bonnie" Gordon, 85, of Newhall, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Center in Vinton. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Newhall, by the Rev. Craig Steimel. Friends may visit with the family on Friday at the church after
10 a.m. A luncheon will be offered following the funeral Mass.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Theron; children, Anita Gordon of Vinton and Steven Gordon of Newhall; grandchildren, Andrew (Wendy) Patterson, Lindsay (Jacob) Glynn and Danielle, Jayme and Nicholas Gordon; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Sharon) of Kiowa, Texas, David (Beverly) of Galena, Ill., and John (Linda) of Hiawatha; sister, Mary Finnerty of Arlington Heights, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Helen of Ankeny and Jerri of Sanford, N.C.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald and James; sister, Dorothy Hill; and brothers-in-law, Lew Hill and John Finnerty.
Bernice Ann was born in Moody County, S.D., the daughter of Raymond and Martha Mergen Hey, on Dec. 18, 1931. She moved to Cedar Rapids at the age of 10, and helped her mother raise her younger siblings. Bernice graduated from St. Patrick High School. On March 2, 1957, she married Theron Gordon in Iowa City. Bonnie worked at Square D and Collins Radio, then for 15 years sold ladies' accessories at Armstrong's Department Store, retiring in 2001. After retirement, she worked with her son at ESI Event Services Inc.
Bonnie was active in the Catholic Church throughout her life. She was an excellent bowler and participated in many leagues in Cedar Rapids and Newhall. She loved reading, gardening, working crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and traveling.
Bonnie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.