Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Gordon


Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Gordon

WOODBURY, N.J. — Elizabeth “Betty” W.  Gordon, (nee Wallace), 83, of Woodbury, formerly of the Greenfields Village Section of West Deptford, passed away on Friday, March 5, at Brightview Woodbury Lake Assisted Living, where she has lived for the past four years.

Betty was born in Wilmington, Del. She grew up in Tientsin, China, where her father manufactured and exported Chinese rugs to this country. The family moved to Auburn when she was 14 years old. She is a graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn and Barnard College in New York City. She also attended Glassboro State College, where she obtained her teaching certificate.

She helped establish the Woodbury Child Development Center and she was a member of the organization’s first board of directors. She was a founding member of the Greenfields Swim Club, where she enjoyed playing bridge by the snack bar and watching her children swim. She was a longtime member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) and she was active in local politics. She was an English teacher in the Mantua Township School District and the West Deptford Middle School. She enjoyed books and movies, new ideas and good conversation. She liked driving to Maine and she particularly enjoyed family vacations in Ocean City.

She is survived by sons, William (Louisa), Andrew (Marybeth) and Raymond Jr.; daughter, Margaret (Kevin) DeVinney; loving grandmother of Heather, Andy, Will, Sara and Richard, and great-grandmother of Ashley, Lindsay and Sam.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Raymond; her daughter, Maryellen; and her grandson, Ryan.

 The family gratefully acknowledges the kindness and care provided by the staff at Brightview Woodbury Lake Assisted Living and by Care Alternatives Hospice.