“Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Heb. 6:12
Elizabeth Ann Jordan, from Lubbock, Texas, went home to her Lord on April 11, 2018, at Plum Creek Place under the caring staff and Encompass Hospice. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, and husband. At a later date, the family will hold a special remembrance gathering in Puerto Rico for Elizabeth and her husband, Carlos.
Elizabeth Jordan is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Pat and Jan Pirtle of Amarillo, Texas and Jeff and Celeste Dannemiller of Cody, Wyoming. Elizabeth married Carlos Jordan on July 18, 1953 and they lived together in Lubbock for almost 63 years. “Mommie” was also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan Patrick Pirtle, Danielle Love, Jordan Jackson, Michael Pirtle, Candiss Hill, and Logan Dannemiller. And her legacy continues with 10 Great-grandchildren. Her nephew, Vic Stephenson, and his family were very special to her. While living in Lubbock she had special friends and kind neighbors, Kyle and Shelly Carver and their family, whom she loved as her own. Elizabeth (Ms. Liz, Mommie, Lizard) had many loves in her life, especially her family and special friends. “Mommie” always wanted to know how her family and friends were doing and growing. She was proud of each and every one! She enjoyed looking at pictures and hearing stories about all the kids. Mommie was visited by many of her family loves during the last few years of her life. She always greeted her friends and family with “her smile” and many questions. She never wanted to say goodbye! She requested to “know about her kids” during her last days. Many of them came. Their visits were welcome and her heart was filled with the love and care of family, caretakers, and special friends.
Elizabeth Ann Albright (Jordan) was born in Paris, Texas on January 12, 1936, and lived there with her parents and sister until moving to Lubbock at a young age. In her young adult life, Elizabeth (Liz) met and married Carlos Jordan from Puerto Rico. They shared 63 years of love together until Carlos’ passing in 2016. With Carlos’ Spanish accent and Liz’s fun personality, they were seen as the Ricky & Lucy of their friends. There were many special moments in their lives such as their 50th & 60th Anniversary celebrations. Friends and family gathered with them to share fond memories and their forever love.
Elizabeth had a committed spirit to her career over many years. She began her work at Reese AFB in the data processing department. For several years, she dedicated her time and energy at Lubbock National Bank and she became a Vice President and leader of the bank. After a short retirement from the bank, Elizabeth worked for Prime America Insurance and Investments. Then she decided to retire again because of health issues and family. Family was where her heart was.
Our “Mommie” will never be forgotten! She shared her unconditional love with each one of us. She helped us to love, laugh, and live together! Our family was blessed!
Our family offers a special thanks to the caregivers at Plum Creek Place and the Encompass Hospice Team. We will be forever grateful for all your love and care for our mom and family.
May God bless their hearts!