McVEYTOWN - Catherine Marie Jordan, 70, of McVeytown, beloved Mom and Nanny to many, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Altoona Regional Hospital.
Born Mar. 16, 1942, in Williamsburg, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Florence Jane (Hetrick) Lower. Her husband, Frank C. Jordan, whom she married Feb. 8, 1964, in Winchester, Va., preceded her in death in 2008.
Surviving are four children, Betty Jordan Welsh, of McVeytown, Audrey Jordan, of McVeytown, Amy Chelton and her husband, Lowell, of Corry, and Tammy Jordan, of Corry.
She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Allen and Dean Chelton, of Corry, Ashley, Michael and Crystal Jordan, of Corry, and Tracy Welsh, of McVeytown.
Also surviving are four siblings, Virginia Parson, of McVeytown, Annie Gartland, of McVeytown, Donald Lower, of Lewistown, and Andrew Lower, of McVeytown.
She was preceded in death by three siblings, George Lower, Melvin Lower and Mary Lane.
A 1960 graduate of Captain Jack High School, in Mount Union, she worked at Empire Kosher for 10 years, and later for The Sentinel, in Lewistown.
She attended the Wayne United Methodist Church, McVeytown.
Catherine was a homemaker for many years and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching bull riding, going to auctions and attending church.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Kari Swigart officiating. Interment will be held in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.