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Jack Gordon

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Oct 3, 1937 – Nov 13, 2014

Jack Hugh Gordon, 77, husband of Betty Gordon, died Nov. 13, 2014 at Story County Medical Center’s long term care unit in Nevada, Iowa. A celebration of life memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 19th at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames, with a gathering of friends and family one hour before the service. A luncheon will follow.

He was born Oct. 3, 1937 in Mason City, Iowa to Hughie Lonzo and Helen Rosaline (Penny) Gordon.
He was raised in Boone, Iowa graduating in 1956 from Boone HS.
He married Sharon Peterson on March 8, 1958 Marion Street United Methodist Church, Boone.

To this marriage were born 3 children in Boone: Tammy Jo, Ricky Dean, and Kimberly Sue Gordon. They were divorced in 1968.

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Note: Jack’s wife Betty G who is a long time Iowa Lyme activist  pushed to get an autopsy and results from him brain biopsies. This is what it showed:

Please leave your condolences for Betty in comments below.


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6 thoughts on “Jack Gordon”

  1. I see you that MD deleted both of my detailed Pults about Jack’s death, tips on arranging brain autopsies, etc.

    What a slap in the face that is because I spent 6 to 12 hours daily there helping others in an unpaid volunteer status and this is how they treat me.

    Shame on him DR. under Roy.

    In fact the majority of all My 46,000+ post there a detailed articles have been deleted entirely.

  2. Hi Betty,

    I just found your story on the Dr. Paul H. Duray Research Fellowship Endowment website and am sorry to hear about your loss. I am reaching out to you because I live in Cedar Rapids and I feel like you are one of few that first hand know the connection between dementia and spirochetal bacteria. My 63 year old dad was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia in 2011, which is a form of Fronto-Temporal Dementia. He has lost his whole ability to communicate, his comprehension is 70% gone and no one has answers. When he was diagnosed, we were lucky enough to get him in a study group at the Mayo clinic so they ran just about every test you could think of, including a Lyme test (which did show positive). The bad news is that we walked away from the Mayo Clinic with no answers. A few years later his older sister by a few years was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia as well and she too, went to the Mayo Clinic for testing. Once again, no answers. They were only interested in genetic testing. I continued searching for answers and came across Dr. MacDonald and his work. The light went on when I saw his research on Glioblastoma patients because one of my dad’s other sister’s died of Glioblastoma at the age of 58! WOW!! I don’t believe what my dad has is some genetic mishap, I believe it is bacterial or viral and would love to talk to you about how you got Dr. MacDonald do to an brain autopsy on your husbands brain. Please reach out to me at or my cell (Atlanta area code) 404-617-9745.


    Shanna Kirsch

    1. I meant that he did not test positive for Lyme, which is no surprise considering how hard it is to test accurately and read the test accurately.

  3. Betty, your hubby Jack Gordon was a very nice looking young man i.e. ‘hottie’…. and am sure a real gentle ‘man’ and love of your life. Cherish his life in the beautiful memories you have of your time together as husband and wife. Hold him in your heart so near and dear and look forward to the day when you both are re united by the almighty Hands of our God, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sending big (((hugs))) and love, Linda E.

  4. Lisa, thank you for posting Jack’s obituary and my 2 links of his brain autopsy results & tips for having a brain autopsy done.

    I enjoyed Tom Grier’s detailed lewy body dementia article & so many good photos so we could learn more.

    thanks my friend,

    bettyg, iowa activist

  5. Lisa, thank you for publishing Jack’s obituary and most informative article from Tom Grier on LEWY BODY DEMENTIA !!

    I learned a lot thru it.

    Still fighting to try to get Jack’s death certificate AMENDED showing what his brain autopsy showed & getting Jack added to IOWA’S CDC LYME STATISTICS!!

    Wish me luck!! they are as stubborn as I am 😉 ha

    Iowa lyme activist

    thanks for adding notify me of followups 😉 testing it right now per your request.

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