Marvin Thomas Jordan
December 14, 2016
Marvin Thomas Jordan, 87, formerly a long time resident of Aspen, died on November 14 2016 in Denver. Memorial services were held at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Marvin graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in International Trade & International Economics. He worked for Dresser Industries in Export Sales, worked closely with the US Agency of Interantional Development on projects in Chile, India, Pakistan, and Thailand, and was involved with the water well phase of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, and later Export Manager, Texas Refinery Corporation. In 1969 Marvin left his home state of Texas with his father, Marvin Wade Jordan and daughter Cindy, moved to Aspen and began an adventure in retail business. They started summer businesses in Silverton and expanded to bookstores, gift shops and candy stores in Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Cripple Creek. In downtown Aspen he started The Confection Connection and Timberline Books, Posters & Gifts. Marvin was one of the founding members of the Aspen Mall Commission, and member of Aspen Rotary for 18 years.
In 1969 Marvin met Barbara Gomon and her two children, Greg and Jennifer, and on August 19, 1970 were married and remained happily so for 47 years. In 1992 Marvin & Barbara moved to Denver where they established Barbara Jordan & Associates, manufacturers' respresentatives for the giftware industry with a showroom at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Marvin and Barbara retired in 2015, but remained active with many associations and friends at "The Mart." Predeceasing Marvin are parents, Marvin Wade Jordan and Laura Torgerson Jordan and brother, Jerry. Marvin is survived by his loving wife Barabra, sister Nancy Owen and husband Robert, daughter Cindy Jacobs and husband Drake, son Greg Gomon and wife Susan, daughter Jennifer Anderson and husband Bill.
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