ROANOKE, VA. – Caro Anita (Jordan) Gallagher peacefully passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at 11:19 p.m., in the company of her daughter, granddaughter and brother.
Caro was born Feb. 23, 1943, the daughter of Rev. Isaac Edward Jordan and Evelyn Adelaide Scammon Jordan.
Caro graduated from Bangor High School in 1961 and Zion Bible College in 1964. Caro was a Methodist minister. Caro married Richard Daniel Gallagher on Sept. 9, 1966. This is the beautiful year of their 50th wedding anniversary.
After returning to school to become an LPN and RN, Caro worked at Summit House Health Care in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She spent the majority of her professional career working at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va., where she had many beloved friends and co-workers.
Caro was predeceased by her parents, Rev. Isaac Edward Jordan and Evelyn Adelaide Scammon Jordan, her brother Laurie N. Jordan and daughter Elizabeth Gallagher.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Daniel Gallagher, their daughter Joan Joli-Diane Gallagher Patterson and her husband, Derrick Patterson, by one granddaughter, Emilly Elisibeth-Ann Hammond and her husband, John Daniels, and their daughter (Caro’s great-granddaughter) Parker Rose, brother Richard Franklin Jordan and his wife, Peggy, and two sisters-in-law, Blanche Jordan and Bonnie Ashmore-Jordan, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Caro dedicated her life to her Lord, to her family and friends and anyone who needed her, as could be seen also by her unwavering dedication to all of those she cared for during her nursing career. She had a very special gift when helping people with making them believe in themselves and that with that belief anything was possible. Caro’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers that you do something good for others in her memory.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Valley Funeral Services, 1609 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. Interment will be at Hathaway Cemetery in Garland, Maine, at a later date.