Barbara Gordon

May 23, 2014

WAYNESVILLE — Barbara Field Gordon, 86, of Waynesville, passed away May 23, 2014. She was a beloved mother of six children, who has 18 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was surrounded by many of her immediate family when she passed into her eternal rest.

Barbara was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. She was the only child of Chester W. and Alice W. Field of Seattle. A graduate of the University of Washington, she was a school teacher for several years before duties as a full time mother of two girls and four boys became her focus. Later she began a real estate career, focusing on homes in Houston, Texas, and Whidbey Island, Washington.

Barbara was preceded in death by a son, James Gordon, in 1982.

She is survived by five children, Carleen Trevino, of Waynesville, Richard Gordon III, of Jacksonville, Florida, Lawrence Gordon, of Annandale, Virginia, Thomas Gordon, of San Diego, California, and Diane Briggs, of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Her ex-husband is retired Navy Capt. Richard F. Gordon Jr., a former test pilot and astronaut.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesville.

Condolences may be made to the family at


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