From Colonel Suellyn Wright Novak:
Lee Jordan was a sincere, gentle, erudite asset to the Chugiak-Eagle River community, to Alaska and beyond.
As he indicated in the title of one of his books, he was a reluctant Alaskan, being brought here by the military as many of us were. But Barbara changed that outlook, and the two of them epitomized both love and being Alaskan. Lee was making his own way starting and editing the Star newspaper and being active in the community (even a few months as mayor of Eagle River), while Barbara operated her shop. He was our local historian and shared that love and mission with all of us. Lee was a charter member of the Eagle River Presbyterian Church and served in many capacities including Elder, Teaching Elder and Clerk of Session, plus singing in the choir through Dec 2017. His love for his Lord and Savior was lived and shown in his every interaction with everyone.
He was a very active board member and the Museum Memo editor of the Alaska Veterans Museum (AVM). His knowledge of how the community worked and interacted was instrumental to me as President of the Board of Directors and later as Executive Director of AVM. Lee was instrumental in our grand opening on 17 Apr 2011. I depended upon his expertise and guidance and was the better leader due to his mentoring. Lee was the most selfless and giving man I’ve ever known and worked with – what a role model. So, rest in peace my dear friend and mentor – you have left us the better for knowing you, and you have earned your rest.
Col Suellyn Wright Novak, USAF, Retired