Janet Jordan

Janet Dauenhauer "Jan" Jordan

Tuesday, October 7th, 1952 - Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Jan Dauenhauer Jordan, Oct. 7, 1952-Oct. 4, 2019 Jan Jordan passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 4 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family. Her contagious laughter, love of family, and zest for life brought joy to all who knew her. She will be missed beyond measure.
Jan was born in Sacramento, CA on Oct. 7, 1952. Her family moved to Ashland, OR when she was 10. They moved back to Rancho Cordova, CA when she was 16, and she graduated from high school there. She graduated from Southern Oregon College with a degree in Physical Education and obtained her Masters degree in Administration at Gonzaga University.
On Aug. 7, 1982, she married her love, Larry (Butch) Jordan.
Jan began her career as a PE teacher at Glendale Junior High School. After 2 years there, she moved to Lebanon, OR where she worked as a PE teacher until her retirement in 2005.
Jan loved teaching and she loved her students. And she really loved retirement because it gave her all the time she needed to play golf. Nothing made her happier than to be out on the golf course with good friends, especially if the sun was shining. She was an excellent golfer, though humble about it. She once said that a hole-in-one was more about luck than skill. She must have been very lucky because she achieved a total of seven holes-in-one in her lifetime.
Jan is survived by her husband, Larry Jordan; her cats, Sammy and Abby; siblings Helene Archer (John), Denyse Horsburgh (Dave), Joe Dauenhauer (Debbie), Steve Dauenhauer (Kay Yancey), Julie Smith (Mike), Mike Dauenhauer (Jennice); and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her very, very much.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date. In honor of Jan, donations in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Linda (Nesmith) Mitchell

Posted at 04:20am
Miss D was an amazing teacher and coach. Her laughter was contagious and her relentless drive to make us be our best, made her a favorite among LUHS Class of 81. Thank you πŸ’—

Lisa Bergstrom

Posted at 05:41pm
We knew her as β€œMiss D” as she didn’t marry until two months after we graduated. She was SO much fun! Always had a smile on her face. Always supportive. Just an AWESOME teacher! ❀️ RIP πŸ˜”. My condolences to her family πŸ™πŸ»

Lisa (Joslin) Bergstrom

Polly Tracy

Posted at 12:44am
Awesome teacher. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.

Timothy Ian Mausen

Posted at 10:46am
I will be forever grateful to you for making my life better at LHS. The comraderie , professionalism, and fun were THE BEST. You were the heart and soul of our department. Not to mention being undefeated in doubles badminton with you....mostly YOU. I hope I make it to GOLF HEAVEN to be with you on the fairways and greens. We will miss you so much. 😞 Timothy and Connie Mausen

FYI....Janet and Timothy (our given names) were how we communicated with each other.

Our hearts go out to ALL the family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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