- January 30, 1931 - November 26, 2016
- Naples, Florida
of Lois' Passing
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Lois Ann Saxton was born January 30, 1931 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Harry M. Saxton and Anna Kathryn "Kate" Saxton nee McKillips. They and her brother Harry Jr. lived at 218 N. Grand St. In Lewiston, a growing central Pennsylvania town, Harry Sr. managed the shipping department of American Viscose where, after graduating, from Lewistown High School, Lois went to work in the laboratory.
Marrying John S. Jordan in 1952 they set up housekeeping on Walnut St. John was starting at AT&T, their first son David arrived, soon followed by J. Daniel. The growing family moved to Barrington, New Jersey as John was now working in Philadelphia. Here their daughter Suzanne was born breaking the family streak of Pennsylvanians.
Several years later a transfer to Somerset returned the family to Pennsylvania. Here atop the Allegheny Mountains Lois saw her fill of winter. Along with raising the children she worked at a photography studio. Finally leaving Pennsylvania behind, the family decamped to Rockville, Maryland. With John's promotion to Washington D.C. Lois began work with a defense contractor Vitro Corp. As an executive secretary she mastered the evolving technology of modern office data processing. After sixteen rewarding years she retired.
Bidding the chill of Washington goodbye in 1986, Lois and John headed for paradise, Moorhead Manor, Naples, Florida!, before finding their dream home in Lely Hibiscus on Baltusrol Drive. They found many friends at East Naples United Methodist Church, U.S. Power Squadron and the Conservancy where their work was extensive from the preserve to the upscale resale store.
Now they could follow their desire to travel begun in 1975 with a trip to Europe with daughter Sue. Cruising with the major lines and U.S. Power Squadron was interspersed with several trips to Italy and one to China and Japan.
They now had been enjoying grandchildren for twenty plus years and with a new great-grandchild, Laurel, they ventured to the Pacific Northwest for a visit, returning by car on a cross-country jaunt.
East Naples United Methodist Church has always been an important part of their lives. Lois held several positions in United Methodist Women and many years helping and hosting the fund raising dinners at the Fellowship Hall.
Cooking was always a passion especially after her European tours. She learned pasta fagoli from a local Salvadorian chef, and made it to perfection. Holiday seasons, in particular, brought tastes and aromas that were sublime.
Although her later years were occasionally fraught with illness, she remained happy and positive even planning a cruise for this February to the Caribbean with her family to celebrate her 65th wedding anniversary.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, John, Lois is survived by three children, David, J. Daniel, Suzanne (Jeffrey); brother, Harry M. Saxton Jr., two grandchildren, J. Matthew (Kayla) and Jessica; and great granddaughter, Laurel.
Services will be held Saturday, December 3rd, 11:00 AM, East Naples United Methodist Church, 2701 S. Airport Rd, Naples. In lieu of flowers the family asks you make a donation to a charity of your choice
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