Hazel Marie Gordon, wife of former Florida Conference president, Malcolm Gordon, passed away October 9, 2017 in Paramus, New Jersey. She and her husband served the Florida Conference from 1985-1990.
Hazel was born in Allegan, Michigan. During her youth she wanted to be a pastor’s wife. This wish came true when she married Malcolm Gordon in 1954. She and her husband graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University), and began their ministry in the Michigan Conference. Their pastoral and departmental ministry would take them to the Michigan, Dakota, and Southern New England conferences. They then served as president and first lady of the Carolina and Florida conferences; and finally the Southern Union, where they served for 13 years.
She had a burning desire for the women of the Church and served as Florida Conference Women's Ministries Director. She and her team held the first Florida Women's Ministries retreat.
Survivors include two daughters: Merrilee (George) Miller and Melody Oster, three grandchildren, brother John D. Groves and sister Betty Jean Amelang.
Information provided by Southern Union.