MARTHA J. JORDAN
DENISON - Martha J. (Greene) Jordan,
82, passed on Friday, March 19, 2010 at Carrus Specialty Hospital in Sherman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010
at Fairview Cemetery Chapel, 1501 S.H. 91 North, Denison. Visitation for
Mrs. Jordan will be held one hour prior to the service at the cemetery
Martha was born on Jan. 12, 1928 in Sherman, the daughter of John
and Lucille (Vestal) Greene. She married D.D. "Slim" Jordan of McKinney
on Aug. 30, 1947. She attended Austin College where she was a member of
Alpha Delta Chi sorority. After graduation with a bachelor's degree in
elementary education, she taught grade school in Denison at the Golden
Rule and Hyde Park Schools. She later received her master's degree from
East Texas State University in Library Science and was the librarian at
Denison Junior High School until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Slim; parents, John and
Lucille; sister, Mariann McFadden (Joe) of Montgomery, Ala.
Martha is survived by her son, John and daughter-in-law Virginia
Jordan of LaJara, Colo.; her grandchildren, John David of Telluride, Colo.,
Clay of Denver, Colo. and Kristen of Ft. Collins, Colo.; sister, Betty
Paul of Brentwood, Calif.
Martha lived a rich, active life. She was a voracious reader and
bridge player. She was a master gardener who could and did grow anything.
She was a sports fan who played tennis into her 70s and was a member of
Camp Sandy Point on Lake Texoma. Most important to her, she loved her family
and was devoted to the many friends she and her husband Slim made in Denison
through the years. Martha was a member of Waples Memorial United Methodist
Church in Denison.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Bratcher
Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St, Denison.
The Herald Democrat, March 23, 2010