Gudrid K. Gordon, 97, passed away Saturday, July 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, in Billings, Montana.
Gudrid was born October 21, 1919, in McVille, North Dakota to Fred and Anna Lundeby.
Gudrid married James Gordon of Lakota, North Dakota in 1939. They were married 55 years and had 3 children: Robert, Alice, and Mary Anne. After multiple moves throughout the West and a number of years spent in Seattle where Gudrid worked as a bookkeeper for JCPenny, she and Jim settled in Billings in 1989. Gudrid loved being a homemaker, where her culinary and sewing skills were always on display. An avid letter writer, she maintained an extensive address book. Gudrid also kept a journal of all the places she and her family lived.
Gudrid was known for her warm, caring personality, generous compliments, and skill at conversing. Friends and family enjoyed hearing her stories of life growing up on the Lundeby farm on the banks of the Sheyenne River.
Gudrid was a member of American Lutheran Church and enjoyed fellowship there through various activities. She volunteered for ten years at the Billings Clinic, most of them spent helping people make choices in the gift shop.
Survivors include daughters Alice Gordon (Paul Grmoljez) and Mary Anne Halvorson (Lawrence) of Billings; sister Liv Halvorson of Billings; daughter-in-law Fran Gordon of Kent, WA; grandchildren Julie Hansen (David), Chris Gordon (Lydia), Stacey McCullough (Shane), Andrew Halvorson (Melanie), Mathew Halvorson, Dane Halvorson, and Mark Halvorson; numerous great and great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Gudrid was preceded in death by her parents; son Robert; husband Jim; sisters Vivian Ringdahl (Carl) and Solveig Nelson (Bill); brothers Tubby Lundeby, Iver Lundeby (Shirley) and Ludvig Lundeby; sisters-in-law Mary Schroeder, Edgarlyn Gordon, and Ura Anthony; brothers-in-law Lynn Schroeder, Laverne Halvorson, and Jack Gordon.
A memorial service will be held at Chapel Court, St. John’s Lutheran Ministries on Friday, July 28, at 2 pm. A final celebration of Gudrid’s life will be held at a later date in Lakota, North Dakota.
Gudrid’s family would like to thank St. John’s staff at Chapel Court and Rimview North for the many years of loving and tender care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Rd, Billings, MT 59102 or American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave, Billings, MT 59101.