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Sandra Brooks Jordan

October 28, 1929 — March 7, 2024

Athens, Georgia

Sandra Brooks Jordan “Sandy”, 94, of Athens, Georgia, passed away on March 7, 2024. Born on October 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Evans Bartlett Brooks and Margaret Marby Brooks of Dayton, Ohio.   Sandy attended Bradford Junior College in Massachusetts and received her bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Indiana, where she met her husband-to-be Charles Robert “Bob” Jordan.

Sandy had a great life: she raised three sons, travelled the world and to all 50 states with Bob, drove a red ’66 Mustang convertible (with matching lipstick, nail polish and scarf) while she lived in Los Angeles, and was a leader and the best at everything she took on. She was a high school home economics teacher, Cub Scout Den Mother, and could sew men’s suits and women’s wedding dresses while working for Sew Magnifique in Atlanta.  They lived where Bob’s career with the Wall Street Journal took them: Atlanta; Evanston and Lake Forest, Illinois; Rumson, New Jersey; back to Atlanta; and then Los Angeles. Sandy and Bob retired to a beautiful house on the ocean in the Florida Keys, where they could finally fish as much as they wanted to. In 1992, they made their final move to Athens, Georgia.

Over the years, Sandy’s hobbies included travelling, gardening, sewing, quilting, flower arranging, making wooden jigsaw puzzles, tying trout fishing flies, reading, genealogy, and collecting antiques and antique furniture. She was in leadership positions in the Ladies Garden Club, the Rose and Dahlia Garden Club, and the Cotton Patch Quilters in Athens. She won many awards for her quilts, one of which was featured in a national quilting magazine.  She was active in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a registered Mayflower descendant. (Her Mayflower ancestors were William Brewster, the minister aboard the Mayflower, and his wife Mary).  Her father was a businessman in Dayton, Ohio who was friends with Orville Wright (of the Wright Brothers fame), Dr. Land (who invented the Polaroid Land camera) and William Lear (of Lear Jets).

During their over 60 years together, she and Bob travelled all over the U.S., Canada, and the world.  One year they took a cruise to the northernmost point of Norway on the Summer solstice (June) in the northern hemisphere and then again down to Antarctica in December for the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere, experiencing 24 hours of daylight in both places. What an adventure! They would go to places like Alaska, Spain, southern France, and Australia and spend a month or more – frequently staying in a small town or village and then venturing out by car to see the countryside and sights.  Sandy and Bob were both avid fly fishers and took many trips to the great trout fishing rivers in the U.S.  Sandy would research the insects that would be hatching (and the fish would be eating) and then tie incredibly detailed replicas of those insects to be used as bait.

Sandy was a nice, kind person with many good friends and a great sense of humor right up until the end.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Jordan; son, James Arthur Jordan; nephews, Charles Dean Browne, Jr., Peter Clinton Browne.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Robert Jordan (Mary Mayes), William Brooks Jordan (Julie Volk Jordan), daughter-in-law Laura Heaney Jordan; sister, Marcia Brooks Browne; grandchildren, Charles Lesley Jordan (Katherine Ann Jordan), Benjamin Mayes Jordan, Andrew Everett Jordan, Brittany Grace Noris ( John Joseph Noris), Tyler Brooks Jordan (Ashley Arthur Jordan), Cameron Wheeler Jordan, Spencer Alexander Jordan (Cassandra Kennedy Jordan); great grandchildren, James Triplett Jordan, Anna Grace Jordan, Ryder Brooks Noris; nieces & nephews, Bartlett Brooks Browne, Robin Browne Moodespaugh (Ron), Virginia Jordan Crandall (Stephen), and Robert Lee Jordan.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Village Chapel, 1400 Live Oak Lane, Athens, Georgia.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Athens Nurses Clinic or Boy Scout Troop 1111 (Athens).

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville is entrusted with arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.

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