Mary Ellen Gordon-Brannan

June 15, 1943March 18, 2020

Mary Ellen Gordon-Brannan was born on June 15, 1943 and passed away on March 18, 2020.


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Mary Ellen Gordon-Brannan

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Barbara Alberty

March 26, 2020

Dear Steve, I am so sad to learn of Mary's recent death. There are some delightful people that you simply expect to be with us forever. Mary is one of those.

I will miss seeing her, and you, at Portland State events. I will also miss seeing Mary in the halls of the Multnomah Athletic Club. She always took a couple of minutes to talk. She always had a such a wonderful outlook on life. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone were like your Mary.

My deepest sympathy for you.

Barbara Alberty

Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann

March 21, 2020

Dear Steve,
I am so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. I have been thinking of both of you for the past few months, and had really hoped to spend time with both of you soon! I will always remember Mary with joy and admiration. I miss her humor, her leadership, her calm throughout storms, and her laugh and smile. I miss being with her in the basement of Neuberger. I also miss getting to know both of you better in your most recent home - such a joy to spend time with both of you! We have lost such a kind, smart, caring, strong woman. My thoughts are with you and your family. we at PSU are figuring out a way to honor her , and you. I hope to see you soon. Lots of love, Christina