We’ve received reliable word that Evelyn Jordan, the widow of Auburn coaching legend Shug Jordan, passed away Thursday at Bethany House in Auburn. She was 98.
The War Eagle Reader had been planning on posting these never-before-seen photos (you know how we roll), taken in the late 70s for what was likely a special Holiday section of the Opelika-Auburn News, a little closer to Thanksgiving.
But under the circumstances, we feel them to be an appropriate tribute to a legendary Auburn lady who was by all accounts a wonderful, wonderful person. And who could apparently cook a mean, mean turkey.
Whether or not Shug could carve it or not is another story.
Our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Jordan’s family.
Photos by Brad Ashmore.
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* Muhammad Al on the Haley Center concourse
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* 78 never-before-seen photos of the Kopper Kettle explosion of 1978
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Truly sad. War Eagle, Mrs. Jordan.
Mrs. Jordan was still on campus when I began work here in 1977 and I can tell you for sure, she was a wonderful lady. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Second picture is reversed image. That’s a big turkey for two people!
May she rest in peace and we can rejoice that she is reunited with Shug. They look like a great couple in those pictures.
Great lady, wonderful story…
God Bless, Mrs. Jordan. You will be sorely missed!