Regina Maxine ‘Gina’ Jordan, 56, of Salem, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Salem, Arkansas. Gina was born February 5, 1967, to a large family and loving parents in Atascadero, California.
Gina’s PASSION was horse of any color, size, and breed and she grew up as an addicted horse nut. She won numerous ribbons, awards, buckles, and silver trophies. She set several arena records with the Ca. Gymkhana Assoc. In Santa Margarita, Atascadero, and Santa Maria, for her riding. She enjoyed riding with friends from the time the sun came up until sometimes late after it went down. Her favorite of all her horses was ‘Cabernet’, whom she talked about all the time.
Gina held several offices with the ‘Women’s Auxiliary’ of the Santa Margarita, Moose Lodge International. She studied and passed her CNA Certification and worked as a CNA in California and Arkansas for about twenty years.
Gina moved to the Salem/Moko area in 2006 with her fiance’, sister, and numerous animals. She enjoyed the scenery and people of the area, and especially BINGO. She played anytime she had the time and there was a place for the game. She played in Salem and Thayer at the VFW, in Cherokee Village at the church, and several other places.
She always wanted to visit or return to California, as she was born and raised there and her family plot with her parents and other family members is there. She is preceded by her loving parents (Don and Jenny Jordan), two sisters (Candy and Donna), brother (Shane), and her grandparents.
Gina leaves to mourn her passing two sisters (Kathy in Arkansas and Denise in Arizona), brother (Chad in Nevada), cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, and many loving friends as well as her loving husband. Gina and Jimmy Dale were the first known marriage performed at the Baxter Regional Hospital in the ICU. The marriage was performed by a longtime friend and ordained minister, Jerry Thrasher, who has since passed as well. The marriage was never filed with the state.
No services are scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to Salem VFW Post #9777 in Salem, Arkansas or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas