La Grande, Union County, Oregon
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Roy (Big Smoke) Jordan, of 1808 Third St., died Saturday, March 1, at his home. Mr. Jordan was a retired Union Pacific Railroad engineer. He was 66.
Mr. Jordan, was born April 9, 1913 at Scranton, Ark., the son of George and Rachel (Keimmamer) Jordan. On June 2, 1933, he was married to Catherine Kaup at Stillwater, Okla., They moved to La Grande in 1939.
Mr. Jordan was a member of La Grande Elks Lodge #433; La Grande Eagles Aerie #259; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; and a life member of Union Pacific Oldtimers Club.
Survivors include his wife of La Grande; sons, Bobby C., Spokane, Wash.; Brad S. Gresham; daughters, Mrs. Gene (Patricia) Peterson, of La Grande; Mrs. Bob (Caroline) Schie, Portland; brother, George C., Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Maude Adams, Ardmore, Okla.; Lula Hankins, Ponca City, Okla.; six grandsons; four granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services are scheduled Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Henry Beegan of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and the La Grande Elks Lodge #433 officiating. Vault interment will follow at Calvary cemetery.
The Observer, La Grande, OR
Monday, March 3, 1980