Madalyn Avis Jordan

WALTHAM — Madalyn Avis Jordan, 85, passed at Birch Bay Village, Bar Harbor, Feb. 22, 2012, with her sister, Gloria Johnson at her side. She was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Waltham, the second child of W. Elliott and Marguerite (Bunker) Jordan.

She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Richard and Madalyn (Jordan) Howell. She lived in Sangerville, Stonington, Eastport, Belgrade, Augusta, Hampden and Waltham. After high school she attended business college in Portland, worked for the State Mental Hospital in Augusta, the FBI in Washington, D.C., joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. In 1957, she graduated from Husson College and later became an associate professor there. She was the girls’ basketball manager for three years and belonged to Epsilon Tau Epsilon. She also taught at Hampden Academy. After retirement she received the Service Award from Husson College in 1988. She was a member of the Altrusa Club of Bangor, a member of the Irene Chapter No. 97 of the Order of Eastern Star in Ellsworth and a member of the Union Congregational Church in Ellsworth Falls. She returned to the family homestead in Waltham after her retirement and spent many enjoyable summers at her camp on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.

She is survived by brothers, Thomas Jordan Sr. and his wife, Sandra, of Waltham, Philip Jordan and his wife, Joan, of Frankfort, Marshall Jordan and his wife, Patsy, of Waltham, and Dale Jordan and his significant other, Jean Crockett, of Eastbrook and Ellsworth; sister, Gloria Johnson and her significant other, Ron Gregory, of Why, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Edward Flynn of Rumford Center; sisters-in-law, Lucille Jordan of Waltham, Carol Jordan, her faithful care overseer of Eastbrook and Ellsworth; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Pauline Wilcox, Harvey H. Jordan, Ernestine Flynn, Russell Jordan and James Jordan.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Birch Bay Village and the Hospice team of Hancock County for making Madalyn’s final days so comfortable and peaceful.

Madalyn’s wishes were that there is no public viewing or funeral service. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Interment will be at Locust Grove Cemetery, Hampden. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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