Marilyn Gordon (nee Mitchell)

Mrs. Gordon

Gordon, Marilyn (nee Mitchell) of Kirkwood passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84 on April 21, 2019.

Beloved mother of Elizabeth (Rick) Crosby and Erik Thoren; dear wife of the late Allan Gordon; stepmother to Matt and Markham Gordon; cherished grandmother to Trevor and David Crosby, Isabelle, Hunter and Alani Gordon; ex-wife of Gunnar Thoren and friend to many.

Marilyn was born in 1934 in Rolla, Missouri, and grew up in Mexico, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Lena (McCandless) Mitchell, and her brother, Merle Mitchell.

Marilyn enjoyed active participation in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives, gardening and taking care of her home. She was a dedicated volunteer for the St. Louis Symphony and a member of The Monday Club. She graduated from Lindenwood College and had a long career in medical research with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Services: Celebration of Life is May 9, 4 to 8 p.m., at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 10301 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, Missouri. A special musical performance and a short tribute will be performed at 5 p.m. during the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. Louis Symphony are appreciated. Family and friends can share stories, photos and condolences at