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Lenord F. Brady, 75, died Jan. 14, 2019, in Ketchikan. He was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Harrison, Michigan.
Vera N. Gordon, 98, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Fairfield, California, with family by her side. She was born to Ruby and John Willer Feb.
Nancy C. Ball, 73, died Dec. 1, 2018, in Little River, Texas. She was born Nancy Brown on Feb. 5, 1945 in Emmitt, Texas.
Lynn Carole Jorgensen
Lynn Carole Jorgensen

Lynn Carole Jorgensen, 73, died Sept. 9, 2018, in Ketchikan.

She was born Lynn Carole Olson on April 22, 1945, in Seattle. She graduated from Ingraham High School in 1963, and from the University of Washington in 1967.

She married Fred Jorgensen on Sept. 17, 1966, in Seattle.

Mrs. Jorgensen moved to Ellensburg, Washington, in 1968, and to Marysville, Washington, in 1972. She then moved to Ketchikan in 1982.

She taught preschool, Sunday school, kindergarten and first grade. She was employed at Holy Name Catholic School, White Cliff Elementary School and Fawn Mountain Elementary School.

Mrs. Jorgensen was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

She served on the boards of directors of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet and First City Players.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and walking, and was often seen on her daily walks through town with her husband, Fred. She sewed costumes for Ketchikan Theatre Ballet and First City Players, and made prayer shawls and preemie hats for First Lutheran Church,

Mrs. Jorgensen was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine (Pat) Olson; and brother, Terry Lon Olson.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Jorgensen of Ketchikan; father, Elmer Olson of Seattle; brother, Don (Bunny) Olson of Sequim, Washington; daughters, Kris (Wayne) Stockton and Sonya (Jason) Leckner of Helena, Montana; son, Tor (Jan) Jorgensen of Ketchikan; and grandchildren, Jessica (Clancy) Stockton, Daniel Stockton, TJ Leckner and Collin Leckner of Helena, Torey Jorgensen of Bellingham, Washington, and Meagan Jorgensen of Ketchikan.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at First Lutheran Church, officiated by the Rev. Keith Anderson.