Saturday, February 27, 2010

Margaret McLeod Gordon, Wife of Don Gordon

Margaret Gordon

Paper: Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA)
Deceased: Margaret Gordon
Date: May 13, 2003
64, of 1007 16th Ave., Coralville, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 12, 2003, from cancer. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty, with the Rev. Beverly Hovenkamp officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Iowa City Hospice. Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City is in charge of arrangements. Margaret was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Philadelphia, the daughter of William and Dorothea (Koch) McLeod. She graduated from the University of Iowa and attended the University of Chicago. She married Don Gordon on Oct. 1, 1960, at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Margaret began her career in EEG in 1962. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and worked in Des Moines until her return to Iowa City in 1971. She became the chief technologist of the University of Iowa Hospital EEG lab in 1974 and worked in that capacity until her retirement in 1997. In 1975, Margaret developed a training program that was a cooperative effort between the University Department of Neurology and Kirkwood Community College. She served as program director and instructor until her retirement. Margaret was a member of the joint Review Committee on EEG whose work it was to evaluate EEG educational programs and make recommendations regarding accreditation. She was active in local, regional and national EEG society work, serving in many capacities including president of The American Society of EEG Technologists in 1982-1983. Margaret was well recognized and respected nationally for her interest in EEG education and quality EEG. She also had a keen interest in certification of EEG technologists and served a term on the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists. She received many awards, including the Theda Sannit Award for Outstanding Educators in 1966 and the Maureen Burkley Award in 1980 for her paper titled "Artifact Created by Imbalanced Electrode Impedance." She was also a frequent invited speaker to EEG Technologist groups and served as a member of the John Knott Educational Lecture Series. She is survived by her husband, Don of Coralville; her children, Anne Bauer and her husband, Jeremy, of Cedar Rapids, James Gordon and his wife, Kate, of Tucson, Ariz., and Andrew Gordon and his wife, Virginia, of Mapleton, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Annika Grace, Isabella Rose and Alton McLeod. Her parents preceded her in death. On line condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com Please select "sign guest book."
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