Betty Forster Gordon, who served with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Regent Care Center, The Woodlands, following a long illness. She was 84.
Mrs. Gordon was born May 5, 1921 in Hackensack, N.J., and grew up in central New Jersey. She graduated from Washington (N.J) High School and received an R.N. degree from the Easton (Pa.) Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. In nursing school, she received an award for efficient service in the delivery room.
During World War II, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served at a base near Palm Springs, California. She was appointed a Reserve Nurse, 2nd Lieutenant, in August 1943. After the war, she was reunited with and then married her hometown sweetheart, Robert Gordon, who had served as a B-17 bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force 490th Bomb Group based in England. They were to celebrate their 59th anniversary this August.
The Gordons moved to Champions in 1969 and retired to Panorama Village, Conroe, in 1981, where Mrs. Gordon sold real estate with Pine Country Realty. She enjoyed studying antiques and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Gordon; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cathy Gordon; a grandson, Colin Gordon, a daughter, Suzanne Gordon; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends anytime from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Nursery Road, Conroe, for an informal memorial gathering.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the American Lung Association, Houston & Southeast Region, P.O. Box 27396, Houston, TX 77227-7396.