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Barbara L. Gordon, homemaker

Barbara L. “Bobbie” Gordon, 83, a homemaker who did volunteer work in the Washington area, died Feb. 21 at her home in Chevy Chase.

She had lung disease, said her daughter Susie Gordon Maguire.

Barbara Jean Levy was born in Washington. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in the late 1940s and attended George Washington University.

Mrs. Gordon was a longtime Chevy Chase resident. She belonged to organizations including the women’s fraternity Kappa Kappa Gamma and did volunteer work at the Landon School in Bethesda and the Florence Crittenton Home, a Washington support organization for unwed mothers. She was Episcopalian.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Fulton “Ray” Gordon Jr. of Chevy Chase; five children, Sandy Gordon and Stephen Gordon, both of Bethesda, Jeffrey Gordon of Kensington, Susie Gordon Maguire of Washington and Ellen Wynkoop of Petaluma, Calif.; a sister; and 13 grandchildren.

Emily Langer

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.
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