A longtime Walla Walla resident, Casey Ray Jordan, of 166 Rancho Villa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
Born in Collinsville, Okla., on March 26, 1926, to Andrew Simon and Mattie Jane Devendorff Jordan, his family moved to Montana during the Great Depression to try to make a living. Eventually, they lived on a ranch in Burlington, Wyo.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and he served for the duration of WWII. His ship was responsible for some of the cleanup in Hiroshima the week after the Japanese surrendered. He and Della Bryson married
in Red Lodge, Mont., in March of 1947. The family moved to Walla Walla in 1959 from Basin, Wyo. They lived at 358 S. 4th Ave. and he worked for Wylie Monument Co until his retirement at age 61 for health reasons. Several years ago, they moved to Rancho Villa, where Della still resides.
Casey liked to be active in his community, serving several years in the Paine School PTA, including one year as its president. He also served as a Cubmaster and Explorer advisor with the Boy Scouts, was a member of the VFW and ran for City Council. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Walla Walla Second Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Della Jordan of Walla Walla; his children, Connie Rae and Brent Hackworth of Ocala, Fla.; Mary Kathleen and Dan Cutler of Spokane, Elizabeth Jane and Ray Schultz of Naugatuck, Conn., Sally Lou and David Bond of Maple Valley, Wash., Shannon Lee and Richard Daniel of Spokane, Andrew Steven Jordan of Vancouver, Wash., and Kelly Dean Jordan of Portland. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Margie Post; and brothers, Claucine Jordan,Harvey Jordan and Gene Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Simon Jordan and Mattie Jane Jordan; sisters, Mamie Elizabeth Jordan and Frances Hamilton; and brother, Virgil Jordan.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1821 S. 2nd Ave. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service at the Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla.