Norine H. Jordan
May 20, 1929 – December 3, 2018
Norine H. Jordan was born in Akeley, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1929, to parents Nathaniel and Hallie Holt. She died in Houston, Texas on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was 89.
Growing up on her parent’s farm in Pennsylvania, Norine was the youngest of six children. She began to play the piano at the age of three and was playing for church by 14. She went on to graduate from the Warren Conservatory of Music in 1948 and eventually The University of Houston where she earned the Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance in 1985.
Despite a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, she never complained about her illness and remained an active member of her church and a steadfast friend to all those in her community.
She is survived by her three children, Elizabeth Jordan, Victor, and Eric Granquist; stepchildren Emily Oaks, Bill, John, Ed, and Andy Jordan; granddaughters Hallie Jordan, Linnea, and Laura Granquist, and 10 step-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years William T. Granquist and second of 22 years John “Spike” Jordan.
Visitation will be Friday, December 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road and funeral service Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 9022 Long Point Rd with reception to follow. Reverend Janice "Vicki" Sheil-Hopper, officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Norine’s name to the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, 2700 SW Freeway Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098.
- Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
Norine H. Jordan
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December 14, 2018
December 9, 2018
Norine came to Raton 30 years ago for my sister’s wedding. I remember her playing the piano at our house. She sat down and played “Get me to the Church on Time!”