September 5, 1943 – October 18, 2018
What is the definition of a treasure? Shot glasses from hundreds of vacation destinations, cubby holes stuffed with reusable plastic bags, ticket stubs from movies, plays and sporting events attended over 4 decades, countless Christmas cards carefully sorted by year received, a pantry stocked with everything (including a box of raisins that expired in 1983) and a “scary” closet crammed with thousands of her photos of children, family and friends saved over a lifetime. These, and more, were all treasures to Linda Louise Jordan, who, genuinely, honestly and wholeheartedly saw value in everything and good in everyone.
Throughout the years, Linda lovingly carried these cherished items back and forth across the country to her many residences, creating welcoming homes and countless memories along the way, until her beautiful spirit left us on Oct. 18, 2018. And in the end, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer, Linda passed away at the age of 75 surrounded by what she truly treasured most — her family.
Linda was born on Sept. 5, 1943, to the late Douglas Street and Barbara Emanuel in Bell, CA. A graduate from West Covina High School, she was known for her participation as Song Leader, Prom Court and Homecoming Queen, but more beautiful than her stunning appearance was her heart. With boundless affection, forgiveness, optimism and joy that touched all who were lucky enough to know her, she genuinely cared about every person she met, and made friends and family members out of strangers.
Her beauty, outside and in, will forever be treasured by everyone she has left behind, including her husband and best friend of over 40 years, C. Clark Jordan; her daughters Joanne Jarvis, Katy Bridges and Lacey Driggars; her sons Michael Jarvis and David Jordan; her sisters Sandra Houston, Cori Emanuel and Kim Emanuel; her 11 grandchildren; as well as countless other family and friends, who will forever hold her memory in our hearts.