Jennie was born to Sebastien and Josephine Radosevich in Page, NM. She was one of five siblings: Rudy, Mary, Donna, and Annie. Jennie was proud of her Yugoslavian heritage and took immense pride knowing that her parents immigrated to the United States with nearly nothing but were able to work hard and thrive.
After graduating from Gallup High School, she went on to marry Leonard W. Gordon on February 11, 1946. Together they raised two sons, Ron and Rusty. They enjoyed working, traveling, entertaining friends, and watching their sons race motocross. Leonard and Jennie purchased Allen's Record Shop which propelled them into owning and managing multiple businesses throughout Gallup, NM, including Red Rock Screen Works. After Leonard passed away, Jennie moved from Gallup to Bosque Farms to be closer to her family. In her later years, she dedicated much of her time to caring for her sisters Mary and Donna until they passed away.
Jennie loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family but her true passions were watching sports, gardening, crafting, crocheting, and spending time with her family; especially her granddaughters who inherited not only her passions but her quick wit. She was also a die-hard fan of Lobo basketball, never missing a game and when the Lobos missed a free throw, you were going to hear about it! As fiercely stubborn as she was, she always found ways to help and care for those around her, this included gifting her State Fair blue ribbon winning afghans to those she knew would appreciate them most.
Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, Sebastien and Josephine; her husband, Leonard; her siblings Rudy Radosevich, Mary Harris, Donna Dulin, and Annie Krutcik; and her niece Pat Dulin. She is survived by her son Ron, his wife Lisa, and their children Nola, Sarah, and Rico; her son Rusty, his wife Debbie, and their daughters Kelleigh (husband Ian Finley) and Jennie (fiancé Hans N. Egenes); and her great-granddaughter, Emilia Finley who lovingly referred to her as her Bucha; and her nephew Joe Radosevich, his wife Norma and their son, Shane. As well as a loving family friend she considered a granddaughter, Sidney Gorman.
On behalf of the entire family, we would like to acknowledge the personal sacrifices made by Kelleigh and Ian to ensure that Jennie was comfortable and happy throughout her final years. They truly were her best friends.
In lieu of sending flowers, Jennie would want you to go plant some in your yard. Jennie also requested 6 Lobo basketball players as pall bearers so they can let her down one last time. Jennie, your spunk will be remembered and missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing you.
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