Kathleen A. Jordan

Canaan, N.H. — Kathleen A. Jordan, 58, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born September 21, 1955, in Hartford, Conn., a daughter of Jane (Schools) LaBreck. Kathleen grew up in Hartford and attended schools there before getting married and starting a family, which she stayed home to raise. The family lived in Brattleboro, Vt., and Greenfield, Mass., before settling in the Upper Valley in the early 1980s where she has lived since, most recently in Canaan. After her children were grown she went to work as a cashier at the Food Stop in Lebanon, as well as baby sitting her grandchildren.

In her spare time Kathleen enjoyed reading, plants, Harleys and going for motorcycle rides and watching her friends compete in hill climbing. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren, making sure to attend all their games, concerts and plays, and if she wasn’t able to make it, she would ask that the events be recorded so she could watch it later.

Kathleen is survived by her mother Jane LaBreck of Maine; three children, Laura Foreman of Enfield, N.H.; Denise Hurd and Kenneth Smith, II both of Canaan; nine grandchildren Amanda, Melinda, Theresa, Brandon, Dylan, Lindsey, Alexis, D’Artagnan and Kenneth, III; five great-grandchildren Vanessa, Bryson, Bailey, Layla and Aubrey; a brother Peter LeBreck of Claremont, N.H.; a sister Dina LaClaire of Hinsdale, N.H. and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Kathleen’s Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at noon at the Canaan Recreation Hall at the Canaan Race Track. Messages of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03756.