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Esther Lucille Samuell Jordan
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Birth: May 27, 1919
Hebron
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Death: May 26, 2005
Coupeville
Island County
Washington, USA

Esther Samuell Jordan was born in Hebron, Nebraska, the older of two children of Joseph and Freda Samuell. She grew up on the family farm in Goodland, Kansas, enjoying the simple farming life. Enduring the desperate times of the Great Depression, Esther left Goodland and went to work for the Defense Department at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. A true-life example of the classic "Rosie the Riveter" WWII posters, she worked there building and repairing aircraft engines for the war effort, even designing some of her own tools, which were later adopted by the Air Force. It was here she met Floyd Jordan, and they were married in 1945 in Elko, NV. She and Floyd later moved to Kansas to be near her family, and then back to Salt Lake City where they started their own roofing business. After moving to Star Valley, Wyoming and staying for a while, they finally settled on Whidbey Island, Washington to be close their oldest daughter, Mary and her family. A hard worker all her life, Esther was the also a true matriarch of her family, loved and respected, equally tough and tender. She was preceded in death by her daughter Deb Jo Ward, her younger brother, Bill and her husband, Floyd and oldest grandchild Kimberly (Memorial# 27334699). 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Burrus Samuell (1888 - 1962)
  Freda R Othling Samuell (1893 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Floyd Minor Jordan (1911 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  David Lee Jordan (1948 - 2008)*
  Randy Allen Jordan (1952 - 2010)*
  Debra Jo Jordan Ward (1954 - 1992)*
 
 Sibling:
  Esther Lucille Samuell Jordan (1919 - 2005)
  Billy Burdette Samuell (1922 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bennington Cemetery
Bennington
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Clint Dunn
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35390987
Esther Lucille <i>Samuell</i> Jordan
Added by: Clint Dunn
 
Esther Lucille <i>Samuell</i> Jordan
Added by: Clint Dunn
 
Esther Lucille <i>Samuell</i> Jordan
Added by: Clint Dunn
 
 
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- Sally Darby Sauer
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
 
 
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