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DE­CEM­BER 3, 1925 - DE­CEM­BER 3, 2018

Bev­erly Mae Jor­dan Worth, born De­cem­ber 3, 1925, passed away peace­fully on her birthday De­cem­ber 3, 2018. She was born in San An­to­nio, TX, to Mae and James J. Jor­dan, and lived there all her life. Bev­erly at­tended In­car­nate Word and Jef­fer­son High Schools, and the Univer­sity of Texas at Austin, where she was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Zeta Tau Al­pha soror­ity. She was a loyal Longhorn fan who even had a UT rug and mu­si­cal toys that played "The Eyes of Texas" in her sons’ nurs­ery.

James Jor­dan was the founder of Jor­dan Ford and he and Mae took Bev­erly and her two sib­lings on many ex­cit­ing trips. Dur­ing her ex­ten­sive trav­els, Bev­erly started a col­lec­tion of sil­ver spoons from each place she vis­ited. Her col­lec­tion ex­ceeds 200 spoons. Bev­erly loved an­i­mals. While other girls played with dolls, she had a pet chicken. She even saved a horse from the glue fac­tory and named him Black Beauty, a name her par­ents thought was a stretch.

Bev­erly was known through­out her life for be­ing kind, gen­er­ous, en­gag­ing, and car­ing. She was al­ways ea­ger to spend time with peo­ple and was an in­sa­tiable learner. Bev­erly never met a stranger; her friends joked that she could talk to a chair and find out where it was made. Bev­erly was a life­long mem­ber of St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Church, where she was ac­tively in­volved as a Sun­day school teacher, a mem­ber of the Al­tar Guild, and the Daugh­ters of the King. She was also a great sup­porter of the In­sti­tute of Texan Cul­tures, where she vol­un­teered for years, al­ways ea­ger to share her love and knowl­edge of Texas history. As a be­liever in the Arts, Bev­erly sup­ported and vol­un­teered at the San An­to­nio Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, South­west Craft Cen­ter, the Ma­jes­tic Theater and the San An­to­nio Sym­phony. She par­tic­u­larly en­joyed clas­si­cal mu­sic, and jazz and was a fan of Jim Cul­lum’s Happy Jazz Band, who played at her 90th birthday party.

Bev­erly and her fu­ture hus­band, Robert Lee Worth (Bob, Sr.), met as chil­dren, while on roller skates and both later grad­u­ated from Jef­fer­son High School. After World War II they were mar­ried and had 2 sons.

Bev­erly and Bob Sr. op­er­ated Worth Or­chids which was na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for award win­ning or­chids.

Bev­erly is sur­vived by her two sons, Robert Lee Worth, Jr. ("Bob"), and James Clin­ton Worth ("Jim"), and their wives, Mary and Janie; five grand­chil­dren: Jor­dan Worth Ar­riaga (Brian), Robert Clin­ton Worth (Jessica), Brian Worth (Jen­nifer), Michael Worth (Izzy), and Laura Worth; seven great-grand­chil­dren: Pa­trick, John, and James Ar­riaga, Mary Kim­berly, Rea­gan, and Robert C. Worth, III, and Mered­ith Sims Worth, to whom she was known as "B".

Pre­ced­ing her in death were her sis­ter, Bar­bara Jor­dan War­ren, and her brother James J. Jor­dan, Jr., as well as her for­mer hus­band Robert Lee Worth.

The Fam­ily wishes to thank Ly­dia Her­nan­dez and Jessica Ni­chols for their lov­ing care of Bev­erly.

SER­VICE A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be held at 11:00 a.m. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Church, 11 St. Luke’s Lane, San An­to­nio, 78209. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions in her mem­ory may be made to St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Church or a char­ity of your choice. You may sign the on­line guest­bookat www.mis­sion­ Ar­range­ments with

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