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Douglas Gordon

Dec. 23, 1949 - May 27, 2006
Douglas Gordon, who grew up in Mountain View, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, near Edwards, Colorado. He was 56 years old.
Born in Redwood City, Calif., on Dec. 23, 1949, Douglas attended schools in Mountain View, Calif., and attended St. Francis High School until the conclusion of his junior year. He graduated from Lynbrook High School in Saratoga, Calif. and he later graduated from DeAnza College in Cupertino, Calif.
Doug moved to El Dorado County in 1978 and married Paula Coan in 1980. They had one son, Leland, in 1983. Doug left California for Colorado in 1993 and built a successful tax preparation and bookkeeping business from scratch. While there, he developed a love for bluegrass music and spent many late nights playing music with friends at his home.
He is survived by his son, Leland Gordon of Chico, Calif.; his mother, Elizabeth Gordon of Georgia; his brother, Ed Gordon of Texas; his sisters, Kathleen Nielsen of South Carolina, Frances Bapst of Georgia and Elizabeth Filitor of Georgia. He will be missed by all the family, friends, business associates and acquaintances he encountered during his 56 years of exploring life.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, at the Gates of Heaven Mortuary, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, in Los Altos. For information on the after-burial get-together, contact leegordon@hotmail.com.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on July 2, 2006
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