Christopher Joel Jordan
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher Joel Jordan. Chris died on Sunday, August 18th 2019 after his boat capsized while fishing in Valdez.
Chris was born on January 15th, 1972 in Anchorage Alaska and was a lifelong Alaskan resident. He graduated from Palmer High School in 1990, and later got a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Biology, and did his thesis work in Parasitology at the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State. Chris most recently worked at Udelhoven as a Lead Equipment Operator. In 2003 he married Lori Wolverton, and in 2005 they welcomed Ella Marie, their lovely daughter. Chris was a loving father and husband; he was extremely hard-working, and dedicated to providing for family. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter and outdoor enthusiast, a hockey player, golfer, and much more. Chris was an amazing storyteller who could make anyone laugh. He was also an accomplished cook and baker; he took great pleasure in cooking for family and friends, and especially enjoyed sharing his catches.
Chris is survived by “his ladies”: the love of his life Lori and beloved daughter Ella; his parents Jack and Jeanne Jordan; his brother Joe Jordan, sister-in-law Cindy Jordan and nephew Jonah; sister Katy Jordan and brother-in-law George Schaaf; his mother-in-law Sue Wolverton and father-in-law Dennis Wolverton; brother-in-law Jason Wolverton and sister-in-law Samantha Carroll-Wolverton; and many aunts and uncles, cousins, and countless extended family and friends.
The funeral service is at 1:00pm on August 24, 2019 at St. Michael’s Parish in Palmer followed immediately by a reception, as well as a Celebration of Life at the Government Peak Chalet starting at 6pm; all are welcome.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Lori and Ella to help offset the costs related the funeral: http://gofundme.com/support-lori-and-ella