Sister Sylvia Jordan died August 11, 2018 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo.
She was born in Galway, Ireland to Stephen and Elsie (Haverty) Jordan on August 24, 1927 one of eleven children. At the age of 20 she traveled to the United States and entered the religious congregation of the Union of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fargo, ND. She professed vows in 1950 and served the community for over 78 years.
While her ministry was primarily education with young children whom she loved dearly, another great love was storytelling. Her teaching included assignments at St. Mary’s, St. Anthony’s, Holy Spirit and Nativity Catholic schools in Fargo as well as St. James Academy in New Rockford, St. Alphonsus in Langdon. She also taught music at Sacred Heart Convent and managed the fleet of cars used by the sisters.
Her parents and nine of her siblings preceded her in death. Sister Mary is survived by her sister, Anne Walsh in Galway, Ireland, nieces and nephews and her sisters in religious life.