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Obituaries – January 17

Lauren Harrison Jordan
August 31, 1928 – March 14, 2017
Lauren Harrison Jordan passed away at his home in Pilot Rock, OR on March 14, 2017, at the age of 88, due to complications of COPD and Parkinson’s Disease. Lauren loved life and fought hard to stay in it. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by them.
Lauren was born in Portland, Oregon, to Stephen Harrison (Harry) Jordan and Lorraine E Peterson Jordan on August 31, 1928. He spent his youth in the Burns, Vale, and Westfall areas.
At a young age, Lauren joined the Us Coast Guard and served with the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1946. Upon his return from WWII, Lauren continued his education, graduating from Crane Union High School.
On Sept. 21 1948, he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean Barnes. They made their home in Burns where he worked for Edward . . .