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Obituary: Lee Ann Gordon

Lee Ann Gordon. (Courtesy)

Lee Ann Gordon. (Courtesy)

Lee Ann Gordon, 67, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away in Prescott Valley, Arizona on June 13, 2021. She was born on Jan. 20, 1954 in Oceanside, California, and raised by her parents, James (deceased) and Carol Shuhardt.

She graduated in 1975, from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Theater. She married Philip Gordon on Feb. 13, 1982 and lived in Orange County until August 2020. At that time they purchased their beautiful retirement home and moved to Prescott Valley, Arizona. Lee loved her acting career in her young years and in recent years loved teaching disadvantaged children in Santa Ana, California. Also loved having her friends over just to chat, entertaining, traveling, exploring and card making. Lee had an artistic eye when she made cards to send to friends and family for all occasions. She had a great love for her family and friends.

Lee is survived by her husband, Phil; three sons, Jared, Bret and Gregory. She was grandmother to Oliver and Elijah. Also survived by her mother, Carol Shuhardt; sister, Janet and brother, Jon, Lee touched and influenced many lives. She will be dearly missed.

A Viewing will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave. Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, July 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Celebration of Lee’s wonderful life will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Lee will be laid to rest at Fairhaven Cemetery in Santa Ana, CA. Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family.

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