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Claudine E. (Gordon) Gannon

September 12, 1925 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 95)


Claudine E. Gannon

September 12, 1925 – March 3, 2021

Claudine was born September 12, 1925, in Selma, CA, to parents Roy J. Gordon and Betty Merle (Robertson). Claudine’s family moved to San Pedro, CA, around 1927, where she attended Leland Elementary, Richard Henry Dana Junior High and San Pedro High School, graduating in 1943.

While attending San Pedro High, Claudine met the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) F. Gannon Jr. They were married December 19, 1944, during WWII until Jerry’s death in 1995.

Claudine was a happy, optimistic, strong and independent woman who worked as a business manager for many years at Maywood-Bell Ford. Jerry and Claudine retired in 1974 and moved to Mohave Valley, AZ, where they enjoyed gardening, playing in the Colorado River, square dancing and hosting family reunions. Claudine’s other hobbies included family genealogy, crocheting, knitting, sewing, reading and baking. Claudine’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren still try to recreate favorite Grandma Claudine recipes.

Claudine and Jerry built a cabin in Republic, WA, and became “snowbirds,” dividing their winters and summers between AZ and WA. In her later years when her eyesight was failing, Claudine moved to Moscow, ID, in 1999. She lived at Good Samaritan Village Moscow for the remainder of her life, near her daughter Nora. Claudine enjoyed the Good Samaritan community, as well as the quality life and entertainment of a small university town. 

Claudine died peacefully at home at the rich age of 95.  Her infectious smile, kind demeanor and positive attitude will be missed by all who knew her. Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, and sister, Marylin (Gordon) Elmadolar. She is survived by her five children, Susan Gannon, Denise Gannon, Patrick (Terry) Gannon, Nora (Paul) Jehn and John (Lisa) Gannon. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

 A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

The family suggests memorial to Good Samaritan Moscow Village, 640 N. Eisenhower St., Moscow, ID 83843.

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