1915 – 2014
BUCKFIELD — Myrtle S. Gordon, 99, of Livermore went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Dec. 26. Myrtle was well-known for her warm, loving personality.
Myrtle was born in Sumner on May 19, 1915, to Fred and Irene (Dodge) Stetson. She was educated in the Hartford-Sumner School and graduated from Canton High School. Myrtle graduated from Farmington Normal School and went on to teach school in the local, one-room school houses.
Myrtle served as a WAC in World War II and was an active member of the American Legion Post 58 in Buckfield.
She was an 80-year member of the National Grange and a treasurer for the Town of Livermore for many years. She was also the organist at the Livermore Methodist Church where she was a member and was active in adult bible study, Sunday school, and summer vacation bible school.
She married Reuel Gordon in 1964, and together they had a blueberry business on Bear Mountain, enjoying the mountain for many years.
Myrtle, Reuel, and family enjoyed many good times at their time share at Evergreen Valley. After Reuel passed, she and her cousin, Ruth Webster, continued to spend weeks there, well into their 90s. She and Reuel traveled often with family, their favorite destination being Alaska.
Myrtle received the Boston Post Cane in 2014 in a celebration at Livermore Town Office.
Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Sandra Harmon of Livermore; grandson, Dwayne White of Canton; great-grandsons, Zackery and Cody White of Buckfield; great-granddaughter, Logan White of Jay; a sister, Nettie Frechette of Norway; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Reuel Gordon; sister, Irma Jack; brother, Ray Stetson; brother-in-laws, Ernest Frechette and Erlan Jack; and former husbands, Vernal Andrews and Edward Beckler.
The family would like to thank the staff from Hospice who were so very helpful and supportive in our time of need. Most of all, the family would like to thank Myrtle’s niece, Anita Jack, for all the care she gave. Tributes and condolences may be shared by visiting www.wilesrc.com.