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Evelyn V. Jordan

May 24, 1925 — December 26, 2023

Evelyn V. Jordan of Lakewood, Colorado passed away on December 26, 2023 at the age of 98.  Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Evelyn’s beautiful life began May 24, 1925 in the small town of Burchard, Nebraska.  Her early life was filled with music, song, dance, friends, family, and church.  Her lifetime love of music came early in life, learning from her parents

During the 1920’s and 30’s, Evelyn’s family moved often throughout Nebraska as her father was seeking meaningful work.  In 1942 the family moved to Colorado, eventually settling in Denver in 1944.  Evelyn’s love of music led her to join a local orchestra and dance troupe to entertain soldiers at Lowry Field.  In the early 50’s she often took her extensive record collection and portable record player to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and played music for the patients.

In 1952, Evelyn started working at Joslin’s department store.  It was there that she met her husband, Ivar Jordan.  They became friends, and the friendship soon blossomed into romance.  They were married on December 21, 1957 and raised ten rambunctious children.

In 1971, Ivar and Evelyn went about looking for a bigger home for their now very large family.  They purchased a farm and 1300 acres in Weld County near Brighton.  It was there that Evelyn discovered her passion for gardening.  Her love of gardening stayed with her the rest of her life.

When the children grew up and left home, Ivar and Evelyn decided to sell the farm to move back closer to the city.  In 1992, they purchased a home in Lakewood.  Evelyn lived there the rest of her life.   In 2001, Ivar became ill with a tear in his heart.  The doctors gave no hope for recovery and he soon died.  So ended their beautiful marriage of 44 years.

Evelyn was very proud and happy about her life with Ivar.  They travelled often, visiting nearly every state, and many countries abroad. 

Evelyn’s Catholic faith has been engrained into her life since birth, like a tightly woven thread.   Since 1978 she was a Eucharistic Minister for the church.  She considered this role a great privilege because of all the friends she made along the way.

Evelyn often expressed her thanks to God for her interesting, healthy, happy life.  He gave her talent in art and music, which brought her much enjoyment over the years.  She felt so blessed to have a wonder family and a life filled with good friends and neighbors.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 beginning at 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado.  

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 5:00PM at Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church, 13922 West Utah Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado.

Interment will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 2:00PM at Fairview Cemetery, 102 Telluride Street, Brighton, Colorado.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Evelyn's honor to:

American Cancer Society

or

Haven of Hope-Jay Gould Center

 https://thoh.org/

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church

13922 W Utah Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fairview Cemetery - Brighton

102 Telluride St, Brighton, CO 80601

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