BEVERLY MAE JORDAN WORTH
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.missionparks.com. Arrangements with