Mary M. Gordon

1971 ~ 2022

Mary M. Gordon was born in Murray, Utah on December 31st, 1971, and passed away at the age of 50 in St George, Utah January 9th, 2022. She was an amazing mother and a loving grandmother who enjoyed doting on her grandchildren. She was enthusiastic about life and lived it to the fullest. Having a lifetime passion for sports, she was straightforward and competitive; and she really enjoyed playing sports with her kids. With a determination to improve, she went above and beyond to challenge herself. She had very high behavioral standards, was immaculately disciplined and immensely capable, and loved helping others.

After having her children, she gained her education and became a healthcare professional; she worked 20 years as a registered nurse, often working 6 shifts a week. She elevated others wherever she went and made a lasting impression on her coworkers. Her patients were her priority, and she was committed to providing them the best care while respecting their dignity. Her incredible work ethic and care was noticed by her coworkers and patients alike, making her highly respected. When asked why she was so devoted to nursing she replied, “For the opportunity to teach and be taught. To be able to lead by example and be led by example. / To be able to hear stories and tell stories. To be able to have a voice and not say too much. / To be the strongest advocate for a stranger. / To be able to have a chance to make a profound difference in the way a patient perceives their care and go about the job with a true passion and desire to help people! / That's why I love my work.”

She made an incredible difference in the lives of everyone she touched and leaves a remarkable legacy of her love.


I'm soo sad to hear this news 😢 She was such a light in this world!! I'm very grateful for all she did for me & was blessed to have known her. She was beautiful inside & out! Rest in peace Mary. I loved you!! Xxx 💕

- Heather Kerekes

What a wonderful friend, mother and mentor. She leave big shoes to fill. She was a delighlight to know and blessed me is so many way. I would love a copy of the google doc you were willing to share with us. Please send it to Blessings to your and your family.

- Alice Hammon

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I had the privilege of working with her for years and what a great nurse she was!
She will be greatly missed!

- Becky Loftin

I have known Mary since she was a CNA at Salt Lake Regional. I was so happy our paths crossed again when I took a job at Riverton Hospital - because not only was Mary one of the smartest and most capable nurses I have ever met, she was also a loyal and real friend. But of all her roles, I believe she was most proud of being a mom - she lit up when talking about her kids and grandkids. I hope her family knows how much she loved them and how proud she was. Deepest sympathy to all those who knew and loved Mary.

- Lindsay Malechek Klimes

The passing of Mary was not only a shock but a heart break. She was always quick to lend a helping hand while entertaining with good stories filled with spunk and humor. I love her kind heart and humble inclusiveness- blood had nothing to do with her claiming you. Propriety and kindness (although she could verbally clobber and put you in your place, if need be) were her most exercised qualities. I was so lucky to have been befriended by her and treated like family. Her example has left an imprint on my heart that will ripple as a change for good in my life. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones during the graduation of this dear lady.
-Karen Zitting

- Karen Zitting

I love your mother she love her family she was a incredible hard worker and I just feel bad she never got to rest …she love to show off the pictures of her grandkids and was sooo proud !!! When I drink my coffee ☕️ I will think of Mary who love her coffee extra hot !! And she love it when her sons would drop it off she was proud of you !!

- Kathy Vanroosendaal

It has been a pleasure to have met you! You will be missed!

- Jeanette Jessop

Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen,unheard but always near. So loved,so missed,so very dear.Mary touched so many lives in the very best way. I'm grateful I gat the chance to know her as both colleague and friend and I'll keep our memories in my heart forever. Sending love and prayers to all of you during this tough time.

- Suzana Murfitt