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In Memory

James R. Jordan, 78, retired history professor, died July 25

August 22, 2009

James R. Jordan, 78, of Fort Collins died July 25, 2009, at home after a long illness.

Professor of ancient history for over 30 years

Jordan was a professor of ancient history at Colorado State University from 1967-1998. He received his B.A., from Bethel College, M.A. from the Dallas Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Jordan received numerous awards for teaching excellence from peers and students.
Jordan is survived by his wife Emily and, from a previous marriage, son Richard (Denise) of Texas, daughters Deborah (Charles) Palme of Denver and Terri (Steven) Plemons of Florida; seven grandchildren; brother Richard (Patricia) of Ohio and sister Lois (Bill) Downing of Florida.

The family held a private memorial.


Originally published in the Coloradoan, Aug. 22, 2009.