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Douglas Gordon Corder Douglas Gordon Corder passed on to be with His Lord Jesus Christ on August 9, 2008. Known as Gordon or "Gid," he was born in May, Texas on January 8, 1920 as the youngest of ten children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. He grew up in the country near Abilene, and married Peggy Little when he was 22 and she was 16. Devoted members of the Church of Christ, Gordon and Peggy were happily married for 48 years. They spent most of their married life in Denver City, Texas, where Gordon worked as a maintenance foreman for a Shell Oil refinery. He was a very strong man who prided himself on his undefeated record in company chin-up contests - it took six employees to replace him when he retired and moved to Lubbock. He had one daughter, Geralyn Craver of Austin, who survives him, and two granddaughters, Amy Cogdell of Austin and Krista Steinhauer of Marfa. After Peggy's death in 1991, he married Peggy's sister Mickey Sanders, and lived in Abilene with her until 2006, when he moved to Austin. Gordon was respected and beloved by all who knew him as shy but devoted, strong but caring, a good mechanic and a great father, grandfather, and friend. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on... they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." (Revelation 14:13) A memorial service will be held at Northwest Fellowship on Thursday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Austin House of Prayer, a non-profit in Austin started by Amy Cogdell and her husband Thomas (mail contribution to AHOP, 2830 Real Street, Austin TX 78722, www.austin houseofprayer.com).
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 13, 2008
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