Dorothy Mae Jordan, 78, passed away on January 10, 2020, in College Station, Texas. Dorothy was the daughter of Erwin F. and Celine I. “Irene” Cailteux. She was born Aug 31, 1941, at the family’s farmhouse, near L’Erable.
She married Wayne Jordan at St. Margaret Mary Church in Herscher, Illinois, on February 6, 1960. Dorothy and Wayne had six children - five sons and one daughter. She devoted her life to her family, and they lived in many places, including Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Davis, California, before finding their way to the great state of Texas, where they lived in Bryan, Temple, and finally College Station.
Dorothy began her career as an administrative assistant in Texas A&M’s chemical engineering department, where she worked for 15 years. She and Wayne retired in 2002, and began their travel adventures. She ziplined in Jamaica, drank glacier water in Alaska, became a leaf-peeper in New England, and visited her ancestral roots in Belgium.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold Cailteux and nephews Rodney and Richard Cailteux.
Dorothy is survived by her husband. She is also survived by five sons and one daughter: Douglas and Sara Jane of Montgomery, Steven and Jennifer of College Station, David and Jennifer of Spring, Jeffrey and Brenda of San Antonio, Brian and Julie of Annapolis, Maryland, and Angela Chancellor of Waco. She has 16 grandchildren, Samuel Jordan, Alida Jane DiGerolamo, Justin Jordan, Robert Jordan, Scout Hartlage, Aleksandr Jordan, Nora Jordan, Walter Jordan, Jonathan Jordan, Rachel Jordan, Lillian Jordan, Thea Jordan, Neil Jordan, Amanda Chancellor, Kimberly Chancellor, and Nicholas Chancellor. She also has four great-grandchildren, Abbigail, Savannah, Madelyn, and Christian, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either The Society of St. Vincent de Paul or Brazos Valley Food Bank.
A visitation was held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on January 14, 2020, at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station. Due to renovations at their church, a Rosary, with Mass of Christian Burial following, will began at 10 am, on January 15, 2020, also at Hillier Funeral Home. Reception will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church’s Zurek Hall. Internment will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery in L’Erable, Illinois, this summer.
Honorary pall bearers included Justin Jordan, Samuel Jordan, Robert Jordan, Jonathan Jordan, Aleksandr Jordan, Nicholas Chancellor, Walter Jordan, and Neil Jordan.