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In Memory of

Ann Ann Jourdan

December 20, 1949 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Janet Ann Jourdan passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2015 at the age of 65. She was born in Hearne, TX to Walter and Edna Perkins on December 20, 1949.

Ann, as family and friends knew her, graduated from Imbler High School, located in Eastern Oregon in 1967. One summer day, in 1971, a young man, by the name of Dan, walked in to the Dunkin Donuts where Ann was working. In October of the same year, Dan and Ann became husband and wife in a small chapel in Vancouver, WA and went on...

Janet Ann Jourdan passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2015 at the age of 65. She was born in Hearne, TX to Walter and Edna Perkins on December 20, 1949.

Ann, as family and friends knew her, graduated from Imbler High School, located in Eastern Oregon in 1967. One summer day, in 1971, a young man, by the name of Dan, walked in to the Dunkin Donuts where Ann was working. In October of the same year, Dan and Ann became husband and wife in a small chapel in Vancouver, WA and went on to have wonderful marriage lasting 43 years.

She worked at the Pizza Palace, now known as Pied Piper Pizza in Vancouver. She also spent time working at the 5 Corner Café, Ross Dress for Less for eight years and also worked for Hewlett Packard in their production division.

Ann and her best friend Linda Sayles founded the Bunco group that is still going strong, 40 years later. She was also the Queen of the Red Hat Society in Vancouver. She was very skilled at designing and making her own red hats.

Ann loved traveling. She and Dan spent a month in Australia staying a portion of their time with the Aborigines. Dan's favorite memory of Ann was how in awe she was and how much she marveled at how warm the ocean was "down under". For Ann and her twin sister Diane's 50th birthday they vacationed in the 50th state'''Hawaii. They had a fabulous time enjoying the tropical paradise.

The one word that would describe Ann would be FEARLESS. She loved four wheeling, jet skiing, zip lining and even talked Dan in to taking her skydiving. He was happy to do it and even happier staying on the ground and taking pictures of his adventurous bride.

Ann enjoyed the holidays and was excited to decorate the house in all its holiday glory. She was generous, always giving gifts to friends and loved ones. She couldn't pass up a yard sale as she was always looking for treasures. She was also a regular at Goodwill, so much so, that she knew all the new item delivery days and all the employees knew her by name. Whenever she wore a new blouse and she received compliments on it she would say "Thank you, it's a Grace Williams" (which was her code for Goodwill)

Almost every day, Ann found time to have lunch with friends at Linda's Homeplate.

Ann always found joy in life. She lived it to the fullest and that is how she will be remembered.

Ann is survived by her devoted husband, Dan Jourdan, their son James (Lori) Jourdan of Washougal, WA; her grandchildren and the lights of her life, Anabel Cusic of Vancouver, Kessa, William and Taylor Jourdan all of Washougal; brother, Bobby Perkins of Baker City, OR and sister, Lillie Simmons of Sumpter, OR. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ray and Jimmy Perkins, sister Dot Shelly and her twin sister Diane Lupinacci.

A graveside service will be held in Summerville, OR at the Summerville Cemetery on April 11 at 1:00pm.

A Celebration of Life will be at 5:00pm on April 18 at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682.

Arrangements under the care of Vancouver Funeral Chapel.