Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, MI


Elizabeth Karleen Ann Gordinier

January 9, 1929February 8, 2020

Elizabeth Karleen Ann Gordinier, age 91, of Plymouth, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Michael Welby, Dian Welby, Lesley (Chris) Johnson, and Jeri Lee (Jerry) Papazian; her five grandchildren: Jason M. Welby, Elliott T. Papazian, Austin J. Papazian, Julia L. Johnson, and Jordan M. (Meghan) Johnson; her great-grandson Cullen McCrone; and her sister Lila Hermanson.

Elizabeth was born January 9, 1929, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carl and Taimi (Hackman) Mattson. She and Leonard “Jerry” Gordinier were married September 17, 1964. Throughout her adult life, Elizabeth worked as a secretary for General Motors for many years until her retirement. In her free time, Elizabeth loved to play card games and go bowling and golfing. She also loved to volunteer her time to the Senior Olympics, an event that she was involved with for fifteen years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Taimi; her husband of forty-eight years, Leonard “Jerry” Gordinier; and her sister Nancy Adams.

In accordance with Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. No further services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may consider memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.


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Elizabeth Karleen Ann Gordinier

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Peg Britz

February 11, 2020

Karleen made me feel at home in Ciderbrook. As a fellow card player and dinner mate we had many laughs in the last 16 months. She was hard to beat at cards so I would try to be her partner.
Farewell, my Friend. Rest In Peace.

Donna Beyer Getzen

February 10, 2020

Karleen was my mom's cousin, my first cousin-once removed. She was always kind to me when I was a young girl. When my family moved from Detroit to West Bloomfield, I stayed behind with my grandparents to finish out my year at the junior high school. Every Friday, Karleen would pick me up from my grandparents' house when she got off work and drive me to my new home which was close to where they lived in Golf Manor/Union Lake. Even after my elders passed away, we would get together for visits. Rest in Peace Karleen, with love and prayers, Donna