R.I.P., Kathy Jordan

Kathy Jordan, a fixture here at The Daily Sentinel for decades, was affectionately known by her co-workers as KJ. A Grand Junction native, she joined the staff here shortly out of Grand Junction High School and worked for the Sentinel for more than 30 years, most of them in the newsroom.

Even after her retirement, KJ remained connected to the Sentinel, writing a column on local history and occasionally suggesting story ideas to editors and tutoring reporters on how and where to find local information, much as she had done over her many years in the newsroom.

It’s with sadness that we note KJ’s passing on Tuesday at the far-too-young age of 64 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Our sadness, though, can’t help but be brightened by our appreciation for KJ’s contributions to the Sentinel over the decades. We owe much to her steady and reliable presence.

No mention of KJ can pass without acknowledging her husband, Teddy, also a Sentinel employee for decades and a rock in KJ’s life.

The Sentinel family offers our condolences, and thanks, to Teddy, their son, Teddy Jr., and their grandchildren, Spencer and Erika.


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