Sally Jordan, 77

Sally Jordan

GORHAM — Sally Jordan, 77, passed away at the Gorham House on June 29, 2018.

Sally was born to Alice Burr Jordan and Edward C. Jordan in Winchester, Mass., March 20, 1941.

During WWII, Sally and her mother stayed with relatives in Eastport, while her father was posted overseas. Later, her family settled in Portland, where she attended local schools, graduating from Deering High School in 1959. She later studied economics at Pembroke College at Brown University, graduating in 1963.

Sally then went to Boston, where she began her work life at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where she assisted in the publication of the Industrial Management Review. Later, she joined Arthur D. Little Consultants in Cambridge, where she supported the Energy Group staff.

After visiting relatives and a friend in Texas, Sally relocated to the Austin area in 1975, where she made her home. While in Austin, she was an office manager and personnel administrator at Boone Chapman Insurance, a company that processed medical benefits. Later, she became a legal assistant and worked at several firms before retirement.

At home, Sally enjoyed gardening in her yard and her dogs. She was also active in the neighborhood association, where she lived and coordinated several spring cleanups.

Due to declining health she returned to Maine in 2013.

Sally is survived by her brother, Mark H. Jordan of Raymond; niece and nephew; and several cousins.

There will be a small family gathering at a future time. To view Sally’s guestbook or leave the family an online condolence; please visit

Memorial donations may be made to: Dress for Success, 701 Tillery St., Ste. A-5, Box 11, Austin, Texas 78702, or Florence House, 190 Valley St., Portland, ME 04102, or a charity of your choice.

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