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Alice Beachler Gordon

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Alice “Jean” Beachler Gordon, 88, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

She was born June 4, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, to Ralph and Bertha Beachler.

Alice graduated from Scott High School in Toledo in 1938, and received her degree in Sociology in 1947 from the American University. She married Robert L. Gordon in 1950, and through his job, traveled the world. Their first post was in Tel Aviv, Israel, then Morocco, Europe and the Philippines, keeping permanent residence in Arlington, Va.

She and her husband retired to Punta Gorda in the mid-1970s. Alice was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, Delta Gamma (her college sorority), and the Isles Yacht Club. She loved to play tennis, and was a life master bridge player.

Alice is survived by her two sons, Peter Gordon and Christopher Gordon; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, 809 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Please visit to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

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