Joan Roberta Jordan Born on February 2, 1928 Departed this life May 13, 2012 Resided in Torrance, CA Joan Roberta Jordan, a 50 year resident of Torrance, CA passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Mission Viejo, CA after a brief illness. Born in New York, Joan grew up on City Island, NY, then married James Martin Jordan and moved to California. Joan is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jordan-Lascheck (Jay) of Costa Mesa, CA, son Gary (Kimberly), and grandchildren Ashley, Jeannette and Colin of Capistrano Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband James. Joan loved animals, travel, music, walking at the beach and going to the movies. She leaves behind friends across the country who will miss her spirit and joy of living. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society (, Best Friends Animal Society (, or a charity of your choosing. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:00pm at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA.

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  1. I am Mary Miller, a friend of Joan’s, formerly of Florida, presently living in Tennessee. Some of my friends and I met Joan when we on a trip to China. After that, Joan and I travelled together on several occasions. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful disposition. I tried to call her last year, but got no answer. This year I decided to Google her name for information. I am saddened to know that she has passed. She and I were about the same age so we enjoyed any of the same things.

    My condolences go to the Daughter, whom I met, and to her son.


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