Janice Tatum Jordan passed away September 2, 2022. She was born August 5, 1947 in Haskell, TX to George Lewis Tatum and Carmen Ercelle Hudgens. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Hathaway; brothers Benny Mack Tatum, Vernell Tatum, Richard Tatum, and Bobby Tatum; brother-in-law Martin Jordan; sisters-in-law Cristel Jordan, Judy Jordan, and Sally Bross. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Daniel B. Jordan; son Craig Jordan and wife Paula Jordan of Springtown; daughter Shirley Copeland and husband Mike Copeland of Bedford; daughter Sheila Tejada of Hurst; daughter Shelly McConathy and husband Steve McConathy of Weatherford; son Brandon Jordan and wife Rose Jordan of Mineral Wells; brother Carl Tatum and wife Carol Tatum of Houston; brother-in-law Bob Jordan and wife Carolyn Jordan of Abilene; sister-in-law Patty Hawkins and husband Gary Hawkins of Salseville; sister-in-law Ouida Heath and husband Danny Heath of Abilene; grandchildren Weston McConathy and wife Corrie McConathy of Peaster; Jason McConathy and wife Jamie McConathy of Weatherford; Katy Jordan and wife Ashleigh Wood of Euless; Rebekah Swerczek and husband Sam Swerczek of Omaha; Angela Tejada and fiancé Will Toth of Carrollton; Kelsey Tejada and James Garbrick of Hurst; Lindsay Tejada of Carrollton, Neal Jordan and Sam Saye of Fort Worth; Dakota Jordan and Meagan Branigan of Euless; Jaret Tejada of Hurst; Zack Copeland of Royce City and Tatum McConathy of Weatherford; eight great-grandchildren, Addison, Kane, Koen, Ailee, Alijah, Kallahan, Mila, and Colton; and many nieces and nephews. She never met a stranger.
Janice grew up in Haskell, Texas, until she moved to Hendrick Home for Children in Abilene, Texas in 1959 after the loss of her mother. It was there she met the self-proclaimed “love of her life”, Danny Jordan. The two of them had multiple adventures – Janice was full of wanderlust – but no adventure was more important to her than the creation of her family. Her love for them was evident in each moment of her vibrant life – and the way she showed that love was unique to every one. Janice had a distinct way of making everyone feel important, loved, and special. Her sense of humor was unrivaled.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, September 6 at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service.