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Briquitta Jacqueline Gordon

03/28/1992 - 08/06/2018

Obituary for Briquitta Jacqueline Gordon

On March 28, 1992, our "Little Angel Sent From Heaven" Briquitta Jacqueline Gordon was born to Mel and Jackie Gordon. We gave her name, Briquitta, that meaning since we could never find the real meaning of her name and to us, that's what she was and always will be, Our Little Angel.

She was a very easy little child to raise, always telling on herself when she did something wrong. She loved playing dress up and going on treasure hunts. She was so very excited the day her dad taught her to ride a bike! Every year, the Saturday before Christmas, her parents took her downtown Portland and she handed out gloves to the homeless. One year, when she was about 4 years old and all the gloves had been handed out, she took her own gloves off her hand giving them so one more homeless person could keep their hands warm.

She was homeschooled for 3 years before she went to Hood View Adventist Academy. She was voted in not once, but twice as student body president there. She was an excellent student and the singer in a small band a few of the kids formed. It was exciting to see her and her group perform at the eighth-grade graduation reception.

She attended Portland Adventist Academy for a short time, but spend most of her high school years at Portland Christian. She took her last year of high school and her first year of college together at Mt Hood Community College. Then she attended Grand Canyon University for a year, but by then she was starting to have increasing medical problems from the two car accidents she was in and she never returned there. She did further her education by taking courses at a couple different Community Colleges.

From the time she was a baby, she spent her summers in her parents blueberry field and boating on the river. She became the fastest little blueberry picker and was able to earn good money picking and selling berries. She had just created a business card to use when working with her dad in their business venture of Currin Country Farms.

She loved adult coloring and used it as a means of calming her anxiety when it got out of control. She also found comfort in reading her Bible and uplifting morning devotional books. When able, she loved snowboarding, hiking, boating, badminton, dancing, hanging out with friends and traveling. Four years ago she met her fiancé Beaumont Gile, they loved each other very much.

She struggled much with medical issues and pain control. It was an uphill battle for her to get the help she needed from the medical professional and in the end, that's what needlessly took her life. She most likely passed away in her sleep after midnight on August 6, 2018.

She is survived by her father, Mel Gordon; her mother, Jacqui Jones; her fiance, Beau Gile; her grandmother Stella Bechthold; her aunt Lorraine Hall on her mother's side and her aunt's and uncles on her father's side, Janice Oviatt, Greg and Carol Gordon, Ruth Fox, Mark Gordon, Susan Gordon, Doug and Donna Gordon, Matt and Jenny Gordon, John and Josephina Gordon, Jean Gordon, Julie Gordon, Nancy and Justin Thomas and Mr. and Mrs Jeff Gordon, as well as many cousins. She was loved and adored by many. She will be missed beyond measure and so looked forward to on the day of Jesus return!
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Briquitta has been set up at her dad's address: Mel Gordon, 30250 SE Currin Rd., Estacada, OR 97023

Services

12
Aug

Funeral Service

06:00 PM
Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church
18575 SE Langensand Rd,
Sandy, OR 97055
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Leo and Shirley Lippincott of Estacada August 12, 2018 Dear Jacquie and Mel.....Words haven't yet been formed to express the sadness we feel about your losing Briquitta. We know you loved her deeply. We had opportunity to witness your love for her. Now, may the happy memories of her be the first to come to your minds. Remember her with joy, for the joy she brought into your lives.
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Julie Gordon of phoenix az August 12, 2018 I am so very sorry for your loss, she was a princess, Love Aunt Julie
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Peggy and Tod Mohr Ann Marie and Chrissy of California August 14, 2018 I am so sorry for your loss. We are Beau’s great aunt and uncle. Love and prayers .
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Arthur & Yvonne Kapiniak of Lacombe, AB August 14, 2018 We're so sorry for your loss. We don't often understand why these things happen. But we prayer that God will bless you and keep you close in His arms of love and comfort during this difficult time. We look forward to soon coming of Jesus when we will be reunited with our loved ones! God bless! Love, Arthur and Yvonne Kapiniak P.S. We were married in the Sandy, Oregon, SDA church in 1968. Not the current building, of course.
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Susan Gordon of Vancouver August 15, 2018 Dear Mel & Jackie, Briquitta will be missed each and everyday by so many. I was fortunate to live next door to your family for a couple of years and barely began knowing Briquitta, but certainly remember her laugh and smile. Please know that grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love rather than pain. It is a sorting process, one by one you let go of the things that are gone and you mourn for them. Just remember, one day it will it will get a little easier, but you never will forget those you love. Memories are and always will be forever. May God grant you peace.
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Lorraine Hall August 18, 2018 Briqui had been raised with a solid, Christian upbringing and she was finding her way back to God. I am so grateful that two weeks ago, I was able to spend a week with her. I saw her pain first hand when I was driving her around and even braking caused her pain. She shared a lot with me about her desire to get her life back on track and how pleased she was with the plans she was starting to develop with her father. She had a daily worship that she read in the car with me and she spoke of how she was turning to God to help her cope with her health issues. She had recently been in a car accident and was so disappointed that in her hour of greatest need, when her acute pain was unbearable and non-medical treatments offered little respite, that the medical community completely abandoned her. It is so easy to judge others when you are not walking in their shoes. What she wanted most was to be listened to and have her word taken seriously. Isn’t that what we all want? She has now achieved the respite from pain that she so desperately sought and she is resting in peace. As a way of honoring and celebrating Briqui’s life, I am making a public pledge to be more compassionate and less judgmental of others who are struggling in ways that I do not have to endure. I am pledging to reach out in more tangible ways to the needs I do see. Now I ask you to join me in being courageous by extending the healing presence of Jesus to those whom we feel most uncomfortable with and in situations where it requires the most effort on our part.
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Ingrid Gordon August 19, 2018 Oh Jacqui my heart goes out to you. I remember buying blueberries from her in the parking lot of AMC - they were wonderful!
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Beverly Kramer of Clackamas August 19, 2018 Holding you two in our thoughts and prayers. God knew she had a heart for Him. Praying for comfort and healing for you both, and for your extended family. We can’t even imagine the pain and devastation this has brought on you. Hugs, Bev and Rog
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Ginger & Terry August 20, 2018 We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
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Ronda Cheatham of Blackfoot ID August 23, 2018 I happened onto Facebook this morning for something else (a rare thing these days) and Jacqui's post was at the top. I had no idea and I am just stunned. No words can help but please know that you are in our prayers. Only our Savior can ease your pain. She was such a bubbly, loving young lady. Had so much fun visiting with her last summer and getting to know her a little as an adult. I was so impressed with her outgoing personality and friendliness toward Amanda and I. I cannot imagine the emptiness in your lives. Love you both,
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