Enfield, NH – Gail L. Jordan, 30, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA.
She was born January 20, 1982 in Woodsville, NH a daughter of Galen and Barbara (Ray) Marsh, Sr. and grew up in Bristol, NH, graduating from Newfound Regional High School. At the age of fifteen, Gail was diagnosed with leukemia, which with the help of her family, especially her brother Gary who donated his bone marrow to Gail, she was able to survive. During that illness, she was so determined not to get behind in school and to graduate with the rest of her class that she had a tutor, Mary Gallagher come to her home to teach her so that she would finish school on time. Later at the age of twenty-one, she again battled cancer, this time against Hodgkin's lymphoma which she fought to overcome, only to battle against H1N1 and double pneumonia just two years ago. Through it all, Gail continued to live life to the fullest and always have a positive outlook on things as well as become known as a fierce fighter.
While in high school Gail played on the field hockey team and took a large role in helping to plan class trips. In her time since high school she has worked as an office manager at her father’s business, Galen Marsh & Sons Inc. as well as a pharmacy tech at Walmart in Lebanon. Gail will be remember for her bubbly personality, whose loss will surly leave a larger hole in the lives of those who knew her as well as a wonderful step-mother and step-grandmother to her husband’s family and aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.
In her spare time she was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Chapter 9.
Gail is survived by her husband Matt of Enfield; her father and step-mother Galen March, Sr. and Shelly Ramsey of Bristol, NH; her mother Barbara Boyd of Paris, TN; three step-sons Patrick, Alan and Austin Jordan all of Lebanon, NH; a step-granddaughter Jasmin Jordan of Lebanon; eight brothers Gary Marsh of Thornton, NH; Galen “Wink” Marsh, Jr., Michael Plummer, Phillip Plummer all of Alexandria, NH; SPC Jessie Gibbs of Paris, TN; Kevin, Christopher and Douglas Ramsey, Jr. all of Bristol; three sisters Shilo Marsh of Bristol, NH; Brandy Jessmin of Alexandria, NH and PFC Crystal Gibbs of Paris, TN as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her closest friends Heidi and Kevin Carley and David and Christine Ross all of Enfield as well as Joanie Willette of Gray, ME.
Family and friends may call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 4 -7 PM. A graveside service for Gail will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2PM in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MGH Cardiac Care Unit, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.