JAY — Webster Robert Jordan, 94, died Monday, April 9, at his home in Jay, with his wife, Ruby, at his side.

He was born in Skowhegan on Aug. 22, 1923, to parents Maurice and

Blanche (Davis) Jordan. At the age of 5, he contracted the measles, which rendered him deaf for the remainder of his life. When he was 8, his family moved to Portland so he could attend the Maine School for the Deaf. There he mastered the art of sign language and lip reading, as well as other studies, and was able to move about the “hearing world” with great ease.

Webster worked at Norwalk Shoe in North Jay for most of his employment years and could work circles around most people. He was proud of his home and spent most of his free time improving it. He was a hardworking man, who was seldom idle, into his early 90s. He also had great love and devotion for his wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for 70 years.

Webster is survived by his wife, Ruby (Horne) Jordan, of Jay; his children, Gayle Newkirk and husband, James, of Georgetown, Texas, Robert Jordan and wife, Robin, of Raymond, Janet Benedetto of Jay and Gorham, Terri Letourneau and husband, Mark, of Jay, Coleen Callagy and husband, Dennis, of Jay; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by twin sons, Bruce and Brian Jordan; his parents; sister, Corrine Wills; and brother, Reed Jordan.

Webster R. Jordan

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