Leslie A. Jordan


Leslie A. Jordan, RN, age 51, a very dedicated nurse, passed on in peace, July 10, 2009, with her older sister and her hospital family by her side. Leslie was the daughter of Henry A. and Mary (Sawyer) Jordan.

Leslie is survived by her sisters, Brenda J. Smith and her husband, Ty, of Mount Desert, Linda M. Jordan of Port Charlotte, Fla., Mary S. Jordan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jodi A. Jordan of Northeast Harbor; and her only brother, Hank Jordan and wife, Naomi (Watson), and only niece, Hanna, of Surry. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles, Ted Sawyer and Trudy of Salem, N.H., Alan Sawyer of Saco, Gloria R. Sawyer of Portsmouth, N.H.; cousins, Charles B. White and Janet of Saco, David Sawyer of Auburn, N.H., Fred Sawyer of Lakeland, Fla., Robert Sawyer of Rye, N.H., Jim Sawyer of North Berwick, Jane Sawyer of Portsmouth, N.H., Richard Dore and Teresa of Brewer, Robert Kidder and Ruth of Brewer, Jim Kidder of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald Kidder and Judy of Brewer, Rick Kidder and Mary of San Diego, Calif., Charles Wood and  Judy of Wisconsin, Larry Wood of New Hampshire, Barbara (Wood) Mealey and Pete of Dexter. Leslie was predeceased by her father, Henry A. Jordan in 1982; her uncles, Carle F. Sawyer of Portsmouth, N.H., Earle Dore and aunt, Margie (Wood) Dore; and her aunts, Mildred (Dore) Wood, and uncle, Raymie Wood, of Brewer, Madeline (Dore) Kidder and uncle, Herbert “Slim” Kidder, of Brewer, aunt, Elizabeth (Sawyer) White and uncle, Walter White, of Saco,

The camp at Branch Pond was where she preferred to be anytime and was Jodi’s comfort zone too. Leslie, a voracious reader, loved books – all kinds, and music – most kinds and ice cream – chocolate. She enjoyed thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, Dumpsters and she was a collector: cats, coins, silverware, fiesta ware, marbles, mirrors and pennies. Her hobbies, interests, and friends; one leads to another — astronomy, psychology, the law and a good argument, logic and politics, Downeast Horizons, cats, dogs, and people. Of course, badminton, marbles, fishing, dancing, all that fun stuff especially with her youngest sister, Jodi; her forever friend, Susie, and her Branch Pond buddies, Sage and Logan.

A graveside service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor, with the Rev. Rex Garrette, chaplain of Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. Donations may be made in Leslie’s memory to Hancock County SPCA, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME  04605 or Downeast Horizons, 1200 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, ME  04609. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth.


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