A longtime Clatskanie businessman, Jack Russell Jordan passed away January 19, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones at the Community Home Health and Hospice in Longview, Washington.
He was born July 22, 1936, in Vancouver, Washington to Paul and Henrietta Jordan.
The family lived in LaCenter before moving to St. Helens when Jack was in his teens. He graduated from St. Helens High School in 1954 and entered the National Guard in 1959.
As a young man, Jack worked for the Wagner family at their service station in St. Helens.
He and Patty Dyer were married on January 28, 1961.
In 1964, Jack went to work at Rietman Motors in Clatskanie and later owned and operated the car dealership for many years. Even after his semi-retirement, he continued to come to his office daily to visit with his numerous friends. He was "Uncle Jack" to many.
He is survived by his wife, Patty of Clatskanie; sister, Virginia Wendlandt of Scappoose; niece, Debbie Holmes Bohlander, whom he thought of as his daughter, and her husband Karl of Kennewick, Washington; "grandkids," Jordan (Aascot) and Kristyn; nephews, Don Holmes of Twin Falls, Idaho and Scott Wilson of Longview; niece, Marci Gorton; sisters-in-law and their husbands, Mary Jo and Richard Holmes of Rainier and Linda and Mel Wilson of Longview.
A celebration of Jack's life is planned for Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 S. Nehalem Street in Clatskanie.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632-8189.
Jack's family expressed thanks for the friendship and kindness of Phil Hazen, Rich Hughson, Bob Brajcich, Denny Welter, Ted Villines, Fred and Barbara Heller, and Max and Betty Warner.