Jane Hatch Jordan, age 91, passed away at Sunrise of Sandy on October 15, 2020. Jane was born February 20, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Donnette Lloyd Hatch and Dr. Floyd Frost Hatch. She was the second of five children. Jane married Dr. William S. Jordan on December 23, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Following his death in 1992, she married Dr. Robert N. Evert on May 27, 1993.
Jane developed an interest in education and music early in life. She received an Elementary Education degree from the University of Utah and loved auditing university classes and attending institute classes once she had raised her children. Jane was a member of Chi Omega sorority at the U and served on the board for many years. As a member of the Crimson Club, she supported her cherished U of U sports teams. It was not unusual to see Jane in the bleachers enthusiastically cheering for the U basketball and football teams. Skiing, tennis, and golf were her favorite pastimes. She played in doubles tournaments at the Salt Lake Tennis Club for many years. In fact, Jane met Dr. Robert N. Evert, her second husband, at an Elderhostel golf clinic.
She sang in numerous choral groups including The Tabernacle Choir from 1962-1978 and the Jay Welch Chorale. Jane also sang and tap danced at senior centers, schools, and parties with an all female ensemble.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she worked in the Salt Lake Temple and held various music positions in her ward. Jane served her community as a member of the Utah Symphony Guild Music Outreach Program, the University of Utah Alumni Association, President of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Salt Lake County Medical Society, and as a tour guide at the Lion House. Jane also enjoyed attending Cleofan meetings, the Town Club, and book clubs because she cherished learning. To further her education, she traveled extensively with friends and family absorbing the history and culture of other countries.
Jane will be remembered for her faith, devotion to service organizations, loyalty to friends, loving kindness, and passion for learning. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, William Jordan (1992), and Robert Evert (2015), and brother, Garn Hatch. She is survived by children Cathy Leverkus (Ewald), Robert Jordan (Susan), William Jordan (Kristine), Donnette Hicks (Jim), 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and siblings Joseph L. Hatch, Donnette Atiyah, and Golda Olsen. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Jane’s caregivers, and to her dear friends and family.
A private graveside service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.