Evelyn Walker Jordan 1913-2011


Evelyn Walker Jordan, of Auburn, passed from this earth on Nov. 3, after a brief stay at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2011, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, in Auburn.

Jordan was a longtime member of Holy Trinity, who had served on the vestry, and was a former lay reader. The Reverend John Fritschner of Holy Trinity officiated. The family received friends at the church, one hour prior to the memorial service. Jordan, the daughter of the late Marvin Ethan Walker and Rosalie Parker Walker, was born on Feb. 7, 1913, in Augusta (Richmond County), Ga. She was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Macon, Ga. and Columbia, S.C., respectively. Jordan earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina; she did graduate work at Tulane University in Botany, and later earned a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from Auburn University. Jordan was affiliated with several psychology and education honorary organizations, as well as numerous civic and service clubs. After she was awarded her Masters degree, she continued academic pursuits through post graduate work. She was retired from the Auburn University Student Counseling service, where for many years she worked to serve the needs of Auburn students, particularly married and foreign students. Jordan was a master gardener and an active member of the Light Horse Harry Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was a Founding Member of Phi Theta Chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority (Auburn University). In 1992, Jordan was recognized by Auburn University through its presentation of the Pamela Wells Sheffield award. This award is presented annually “to a woman who best embodies selfless service and commitment to Auburn University and the Auburn Family.”


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