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Shirley Gertrude

May 28, 1932 – September 8, 2020

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Obituary for Shirley Gertrude Gordon

Shirley G. Gordon, 88, born on May 28, 1932, in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away on September 8, 2020. She resided in Stockton, CA, at the time of her passing.

Shirley is the first of 4 children born to Curtis A. Williams and Bernice L. (Towles) Williams. She married Leo Vincent Gordon in 1958 and had one child,(Anthony Gordon) and divorced a year later. In the mid to late '60s, she started a career with Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA as a junior level animator. In 1970 she moved to San Jose, CA. There she worked for FMC as the highest-paid black female in her department as a Technical Illustrator until her retirement some ten years later. She was an accomplished artist in her own right. Preceding her in death, both parents and one brother, Curtis Williams. Shirley is survived by her son, Anthony Gordon (Mary), grandchildren, Jonathan, Nakita, Marshall, Marcos Gordon, Brothers Larry, Wayman Williams, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Rose Chapel, Stockton, California.

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