Memorial services for Mary Lou Beard Jordan, age 75 of Mount Vernon, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Newport, Ark.
Mrs. Jordan was born Jan. 6, 1938 in Newport, Ark., the daughter of Wayne Beard, Sr. and Naomi Gardner Beard.
She graduated from Newport High School in Newport, Ark. in 1955. She later attended Arkansas State University. She then moved to Dallas, to become a stewardess for Braniff International Airways. She later met Donald Jack Jordan and they were married in 1965, and they had two children. After a number of years in Dallas, she moved to Mount Vernon where she lived on Lake Cypress Springs.
When she died, she was living in the Dallas area near her children and grandchildren.
She died Feb. 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Jack Jordan, her father, Wayne Beard, Sr., her mother, Naomi Gardner Beard, and two sisters, Margaret Ann Beard and Jeannie Beard Hunt.
She is survived by two children and their spouses, Matthew and Kristy Jordan of Flower Mound and Jennifer Jordan of Irving; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Wayne Beard, Jr. of Newport and Gus Beard of St. Louis.