Former Oregonian, 105, Leaves $10 Million to Washington Community Colleges

If she were alive today, Eva Gordon would be a “little annoyed” to see her name in print, according to her godson.

Those who knew her say she liked to keep her financial affairs private — at times, even from her husband. “Believe me, nobody around her knew what she had,” said Gordon’s godson John Jacobs, a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley in Seattle.

In 2018, Gordon died at 105. But now, some of her secrets are out. This week, her estate announced her wish to give $10 million to 17 community colleges across Washington. Clark College in Vancouver is not among the recipients.

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