Dorothy May Jordan
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Dorothy May (Buckley) Jordan, age 79, of Lusk entered eternal rest at Heritage Estates, Gering, Nebraska on May 30, 2022. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, June 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Shooting Sports Building at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. Pastor Tom Strock will officiate with assistance from Willy Wilcox.
Dorothy was born February 23, 1943 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Emerson and Aster "Lillie" (Rasmussen) Buckley. She grew up on the family ranch south of Harrison and graduated from Sioux County High School in 1960.
Dorothy graduated from cosmetology school in 1960 and worked as a beautician until she married Dale Jordan on July 31, 1962. To this union, Diana, Danese and Dean were born. When Dale and Dorothy got married, they moved to the Jordan ranch northeast of Lusk. Raising her kids on the ranch and helping Dale with the feeding, occasional irrigating, and life as a ranch wife gave her much pride. Once Dale and Dorothy moved to Lusk, Dorothy opened The Klip Joint where she resumed her career as a beautician and ran this until her retirement.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Diana Martin of Gering, NE; daughter and son-in-law Danese and Jeff Reed of Lusk, WY; her son and daughter-in-law Dean and Kathleen Jordan of Windsor, CO; her sister Edith Mack of Scottsbluff, NE; brother Emerson Buckley Junior (Hazel) of Harrison, NE; brother Jack Buckley (Rowena "Sam") of Harrison, NE; her 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law Jack and Kathy Larson; sister and brother-in-law Erma and Daniel Barnes; and her husband of 59 years, Dale.