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Thomas Alfred Jordahl

Thomas Alfred Jordahl

Thomas Alfred Jordahl was born on November 12, 1938 and passed away peacefully at home April 24, 2006.

Thomas Alfred Jordahl was born in Duluth, Minnesota to Stanley and Clara Jordahl. He moved to California with his family in 1948 at the age of 10 and settled in Lancaster, Calif. While living in Lancaster he served six years in the Navy as a jet mechanic and crew chief. In 1973 he moved to Visalia with his wife, Joyce and their three children. Four years later he and his friend, Jay Cranston, opened an automotive repair business that they shared until Tom and Joyce moved to Oregon in 1985 after buying Midway Country Store.

In 1998, Tom married Diane Watkins and started working at Rainey's Market in White City. There he became the hardware manager and the go-to-guy.

Tom loved to fish, hunt, ride motorcycles and loved to take his boat to the coast for weekend getaways with his wife, Diane. Tom was always willing to do anything for others and asking nothing in return. His kind heart and contagious smile will live in our hearts always.

His father, Stanley, mother, Clara, and brother, Bruce preceded Tom in death. His wife, Diane Watkins of White City, former wife, Joyce Jordahl of Eagle Point, Ore., his brother, Joe Jordahl of Medford, sisters, June Tharp, Sharon Mitchell, & Shirley DeArman of Lancaster, Calif., and Pat Carter of Sedalia, Miss, survive him. His three children are Terrie Stevenson of Visalia, Calif., Becky Bricker of Philomath, Ore., and Tom Jordahl of Medford. Grandchildren, Sheri & Brent Stevenson, Karena Bricker, Sara Crist, Amy Mulholland, Alex & Cary Jordahl, great-grandson, Rory Crist. His step-children are Dawnell Gebhardt of Phoenix, Ariz., Amy Millard of Sams Valley, Ore., and three step-grandchildren, Maria, Paige and Hailie Millard.

A celebration of Life will be held at Rainey's Market, 4865 Highway 234, White City, Ore. beginning at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 29.

Tom was loved by everyone and will be deeply missed.

We'll see you in our dreams!

Thomas Alfred Jordahl