Bette Dawson Gordon


Peacefully at her home in Poolesville, MD on October 26, 2017.

Bette is predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, Alexander, and leaves her four
children, Betsy Gordon, Valerie Slattery, Katherine Gordon and Bill Gordon; three nephews,
John and Michael Cox and Butch Ochsenreiter; nine grandchildren, Justin Gordon, Jimmy,
Catelyn, Jack, and Annie Slattery, Alex McInturff, Kealy Trout, Natalie and Katie Gordon; and
three great-grandchildren, Caden and Sterling McInturff and Charlotte Slattery.

Bette was a longtime Washingtonian, having attended
Wilson High School (1940) and later
graduating from the George Washington University.

Bette loved horses and was devoted to her family and friends. She remained an active
member of The Garden Club, the Historical Society of Maryland and the Sugarloaf Riding
Club. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Joseph Gawler's Sons,
5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC with services to follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery at 1 p.m.