Jane M. Jordan, 88

 

PORTLAND — Jane M. Jordan, 88, died peacefully at The Cedars of natural causes on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

She was born in Orange, N.J., a daughter of Henry and Emilie Beyer Shultz. She graduated from Portland High School in 1945 and from the University of Maine in 1979, majoring in Social Welfare.

Jane had retired from the Maine Department of Human Services. She had been active in the Cape Elizabeth Bridge Club, the Cape Elizabeth and Raymond Garden Clubs, the Lions Club of Raymond, the Raymond Budget Committee, the Raymond and Cape Elizabeth Boy Scouts, attended the Raymond Village Church, member of the Red Hat Society and was a reporter for the Raymond Road Runner.

Jane loved and decorated for every holiday, her favorite holiday being Halloween where her home was a favorite spot for the neighborhood children to visit. She also enjoyed hosting family parties and vacationing at the Samoset Resort. Jane was greatly involved with the Raymond Fire Department working on the committee to build the Public Safety building. She was a lifelong member of the Raymond Fire and Rescue Police, serving as a lieutenant. Her community service speaks volumes for the lady she was and in her late seventies, as walking became a chore, she still responded to fire and rescue calls using her cane. Jane was a stout Democrat and a devoted animal lover. All pets were considered her Lammy Hearts.

Her husband Richard E. Jordan died in 1992.

She leaves two sons, David L. Jordan of Raymond and Wayne E. Jordan of Gray; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Wednesday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth in the spring. Please visit www.jonesrichhutchins for further information and to sign Jane’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: The Raymond Fire Department, 1443 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, ME 04071.

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