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Feb 27, 2014 - Staff
Tod Jordan died quietly in his sleep Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Country View Senior Care in Missoula, Mont. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no services. His ashes will be placed in the Highland Cemetery in Casper.
Tod Jordan was born March 4, 1920, in Peru, Neb., the son of Oral Sr. and Amy (Grover) Jordan. He was one of seven children.
His early years were spent "punching cows" in Nebraska and Wyoming.
He completed a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming, and worked 30-plus years as a nurse, most of which were spent at the VA Hospital in Sheridan.
His family said he enjoyed storytelling and wrote and published some of his cowboy adventures in "Forty Some Stories."
He married Barbara Roper and was widowed in 1952.
In 1954, he married Doris Garcia, and together they raised four daughters. She died in 2011.
He loved God and his church and served both generously.
His family said he lived simply and frugally, and there was nothing he liked better than a rare steak and a good dessert. They said he loved the wide open dry plains of Wyoming and nowhere else he lived could compare. He was known for his dry sense of humor and an unending supply of witticisms.
He is survived by his sister, Ruth, of Nebraska; brother Royce of Nebraska; children Lynn Morrison of Holderness, N.H., Judith Birr (Mike) of Alberton, Nita Daniels (Dan) and Gayles Hayes (Dennis) of Sheridan; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and their families.