Kenneth Wallace Jordan passed away peacefully on June 3, 2013, in Edmonds, Washington. He was 92.
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Ken, the son of Clyde and Mabel Jordan, was born in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, a small town near Eugene.
In 1943, he and his wife Norma and young son Ernest moved to Yakutat to work for the CAA, later the FAA, at the airport flight service station. He stayed there for 33 years until his retirement.
Ken was a true pioneer. He and his family moved to Kenai in 1946 and built a house on Daniels Lake, where he enjoyed gardening, hunting and building things. The Jordan family had the second television in Kenai after Ken climbed a 100-foot pole to install an antenna for himself and his neighbors. He was active in community affairs, serving as president of the school board during the planning and construction of Kenai Central High School, from which his three sons graduated.
In 2010, Ken sold his property and moved to Seattle with Raymond, where he lived comfortably until his death.
Ken is survived by his sons Ernest and his wife Margie of Nikiski; Larry and his wife Roberta of Seattle, and their children, Dr. Brian Jordan, currently doing a residency in urology in Chicago, and his wife Rose, and daughter Rachel of San Francisco; and youngest son Raymond of Seattle. His wife Norma predeceased him in 1999.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on June 16, 2013