Roy Allen Jordan


(March 1, 2002)

Roy Allen Jordan, 63, died Friday, March 1 in Powell.

He was born in Casper on Nov. 20, 1938, where his parents worked on a ranch. He attended grade school in Vancouver, Wash., and was graduated from Worland High School. He attended Casper College before serving in the U.S. Army.

After military service, he attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming. He spent his professional career at Northwest College in Powell, teaching history. An author of numerous articles, many of his works are on display in Wyoming and Montana museums and libraries.

He never outgrew his love of the country and rural Wyoming, which is reflected in his publications. He was an avid lover of nature and spent many hours bird watching and observing the wild horses native to his area.

His family, friends, colleagues and students will remember his love of education and his many contributions to the history and archives of the state.

Survivors include a son, Kelly Jordan and wife Dionne of Manhattan, Mont.; a daughter, Lisa Furman and husband Steve of Olympia, Wash.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Fausset and husband Bob of Truckee, Calif. He is also survived by his uncle, Carl McCann of Eugene, Ore.; his aunt, Marie David of Blackwell, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Irene Jordan.

At Mr. Jordan's request, no services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to Northwest College.