Colleen C. Gorder, 56, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
She was born Dec. 19, 1946, in Valley City, N.D., to Ivan and Laverne (Skattum) Hendrickson. She attended school in Bismarck, N.D. She married Keith Gorder on June 10, 1965, in Bismarck. They later divorced. She worked as a florist and co-owned Bouquets Unlimited in Cheyenne, Wyo. She also lived in Casper, Wyo., and Denver. She moved to Brainerd in 1989 to care for her parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Thompson, Antioch, Calif., and Michelle Owens, Brainerd; the father of her children, Keith Gorder; and a sister, Renee Drakulich, Centennial, Colo.
Her parents died earlier.
Private family services will be at a later date.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
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