|Birth: ||May 9, 1933|
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 2012|
Santa Barbara County
Ardell Jorde passed away July 28, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1933 in Grandforks, ND. "Mr. Jorde" was a teacher at Alvin Elementary School for 22 years. He was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid traveler and made friends wherever he went. He was always ready to "hit the road" again. He loved his family and made family gatherings a top priority.
Ardell is survived by his wife of 54 years, Leah Jorde, Children, Darlys Lopez of Kittridge, CO, Diane McMillan of Santa Maria, Neva Goodman of Santa Maria, Dean Jorde and wife Cindy of Santa Maria, Karen Bush and husband Richard of Tampa, FL, Kay Fike and husband Gary of Santa Maria and son-in-law David McMillan of Santa Maria. Grandchildren James Lopez (Michelle), Jonathan Lopez, Brian McMillan (Christina), Traci McMillan, Dawn Palacios (Jimmy), Nick Goodman, Jillian Cota (Kevin), Thomas Jorde, Diana Boswell (Warren), Lauren Bush, Kathryn Fike, Steven Fike (Sara), Samuel Fike and Christina Fike and Grandson by choice Milton Yin (Angel). Great-Grandchildren Travis McMillan, Ariana Merkert, Lilliana Palacios, Harlie Cota, Allen Boswell, James Boswell, and Kaylie Fike. He is also survived by siblings Ellen Moritz and husband Adrian of E. Grand Forks, MN, Ione Wenzel of Lakeway, TX, and Wayne Jorde and wife Bonnie of Midlothian, VA.
He is preceded in death by parents Mikkel M. Jorde and Sylvia Jorde (Neste), Sister Shirley Skold, grandchildren Erica McMillan and Wendy Bush.
Visitations will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 3:00 - 7:00pm at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. A Funeral Service will be Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Mikkel M Jorde (1896 - 1980)
Sylvia Neste Jorde (1914 - 1993)
Maurice Jorde (1919 - 1920)**
Melvin Jorde (1921 - 1921)**
Ardell Truman Jorde (1933 - 2012)
Shirley Mae Jorde Skold (1935 - 2004)*
Santa Maria Cemetery District
Santa Barbara County
Created by: Diana Enos Hammock
Record added: Aug 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94651381