Marilynn Jean Jordan-
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Marilynn Jean Jordan
1926 ~ 2016
Marilynn Jean Bristow Jordan was born January 18, 1926 in Wauconda, IL to John Enoch Bristow and Doris Leola Phillis Bristow. She married Kenneth D. Patterson in Olney, IL when she was 20. They had four children: Michael Dennis Patterson (Baton Rouge, LA), Melanie Anne Patterson Zirbel (West Jordan, UT), Rodney Dan Patterson (El Paso, TX) and Lisa Beth Patterson Swearingen (Eagle Mountain, UT). Surviving MJ are also 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Marilynn was active with Senior Citizens and loved dancing, socializing, traveling and cooking! She followed the example of her Saviour, Jesus Christ, and was a ‘Saving Grace’ to many people who were in need.
MJ was the oldest sister to Lois M. Dungan (Engleside, TX), Jack K. Bristow (Mesa, AZ), Bonnie Gehrt (Towanda, IL), Duane L. Bristow (Las Vegas, NV), Nancy L. Bentley–DECEASED 2015 (Le Roy, Il), Larry L. Bristow (Pontiac, IL), Marcia C. Todd (Bloomington, IL) and Linda A. Elias (El Paso, TX).
Marilynn died on her 90th birthday at her daughter Lisa’s home in Eagle Mountain, UT, January 18, 2016. A Celebration of Life was held on January 20, 2016 with a beautiful dinner party for 140 people at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (of which, she was an active member), 8539 South 2200 West in West Jordan, Utah, thrown by her daughter Lisa and catered by her grandson, Kevin Patterson. Marilynn was cremated and her ashes will be buried with Kenneth D. Patterson at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TX.