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In Loving Memory of Nettie Jordan


Nettie Jordan peacefully passed away on Friday, February 11,2022. She was a Businesswoman, Registered Nurse and the wife of the late George L Jordan, owner of the former Jordan’s Drug and Grocery Center of Seattle, WA.

Nettie Jordan was born March 12, 1924, to the late James Guiberteaux and Bessie Key. She had four brothers, and two sisters; All of whom proceeded her in death.

At an early age, the family moved to Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Charlton Pollard High School, where she was a drum major for the school marching band. Soon after graduating, she moved to Seattle, Washington to join her older sister and she gained employment at the Boeing Company.

She later met and married George L. Jordan. To this union they were blessed with two children: Glenda and Arlyn.

Ms. Jordan went on to enter nursing school and graduated from Columbus Hospital School of Nursing/Seattle University. She began her nursing career post-graduation and continued working until 1964, at which time she placed her career on hold to work with her husband at their business Jordan’s Drug and Grocery Center. Their store became a one-stop-shop. Customers could pick up money orders, cosmetics, film, movies, a complete pantry of groceries, Jordan’s legendary spicy chicken and fill their prescriptions all at the same time, as Mr. Jordan was a pharmacist.

Over the years at Jordan’s drugs, Ms. Jordan worked many long hours and helped countless

families and local organizations. They employed numerous members of the community throughout the years. Ms. Jordan loved her job, and especially delighted in talking with her customers daily. She continued to work with her husband until they retired, closing their business after 35 years of dedicated service.

Following retirement, during her golden years in her late 90’s, she found great joy in the little things in life. Whether it be simply watching TV with her husband or awaiting a visit from one of her children.

Throughout the years, Ms. Jordan enjoyed traveling with her family. She and daughter Glenda traveled to many countries together. She also found pleasure in listening to music, she loved to sing, and found joy in cooking. She was a dedicated parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and a proud member of the Saint Peter Claver Ladies’ Auxiliary, Court 218.

Nettie Jordan passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her family. Those she has left behind will forever miss her. She is survived by her daughter Glenda Jordan-Buchanan, son Arlyn Jordan, grandchildren; Andre Jordan (Tanesha), Aaron Jordan, Donny Buchanan, Anu Ani (Fatima), great grandchildren; Andre Jordan Jr., Piper Jordan, Zayn Ani and an overabundance of relatives and friends.