Carol was born January 20, 1944 in Pontiac, Michigan, a daughter of Olen Joseph Claire and Vivian Gorton Claire. Carol grew up in Homestead, Florida and graduated from South Dade High School in 1961. She graduated from Florida State University in 1965 and married Jayson (Jay) Jordan in Homestead, Florida on August 12, 1966. She spent the latter half of her life in South Carolina where she and her husband of 52 years raised their family.
Carol had a heart of gold and valued her family above all else. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner, Carol enjoyed being in the choir at church and later in the nursing home choir at White Oak Manor of Charleston. While her children were young, she was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed helping with Sunday School classes, vacation bible school, and the Girl Scouts. Lifelong hobbies included cooking, sewing, reading and watching movies. In later years, she worked for Berkeley County School District as a substitute teacher, and as a teacher’s aide for students with special needs.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters - Julie C. Jordan of Pinopolis, SC; Jeannine J. Hogue and her husband, Josh, of Charlotte, NC; a son - Jared E. Jordan and his wife, Alana, of Columbia, SC; one brother - Earl J. Claire and his wife, Sally, of Lake Placid, FL; and six granddaughters - Jordan McCayla Metts, Victoria Rose Metts, Anna Isabella Hogue, Macy Grace Hogue, Nina Claire Jordan and Nola Jane Jordan; she was predeceased by one sister- Sandra C. Bartley.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews: nephews Steve Frizzell and wife Brenda; A.C. Frizzell and wife Natalie; Rev. Daniel Claire and wife Elise; David Claire and wife Amy; John Jordan; Matthew Jordan and wife Katharine; and Joel Jordan; and by nieces Cheryl Frizzell, Catherine Claire Larson and husband Mark, Jennifer Jordan and husband Creston Spiers, Joanna Jordan McClain and husband Mark; Jeannie Jordan Swank; and Jennifer Jordan Wren and husband Sparky.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner, Thursday, July 25, at 12 noon. The family will receive friends at the church, Thursday, for one hour prior, from 11 to 12 o’clock.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner, 419 W. Main St., Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461; American Heart Association, Memorial Tribute Center, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va.; COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami Fl. 33134.
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