LAKE SAN MARCOS - Flora was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota and studied film production at USC. Flora was one of the first women ever accepted into the Directors Guild of America. She was a top production manager of the "Dynasty" Series, which at the time was the number one television series in the world. She was an avid golfer, bridge player, and dancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Lily and Harry Lang, her sister, Sylvia Silverman, and her film star daughter, Susan Gordon Aviner. Survived by her daughters, Carol Gordon (Jim McElroy) of Calgary and Patricia Gordon of Nevada, her sister, Rose Jean Sharpe of Minneapolis, her son-in-law, Avi Aviner of New Jersey, her beloved grandchildren, Hana, Ariel, Shira, Eitan, Lilly and Yair, 11 great-grandchildren of New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and Israel, her devoted long-time partner, Billy Martin of Los Angeles, and her former husband, Bert I. Gordon of Beverly Hills.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Jan. 31, 2016.