JORDAN, Kathleen P.
Kat (Kathleen P.) Jordan, age 48, of Canton, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 7th, at her home in The Falls of Cherokee. She is survived in Canton by her 9 cats, 8 who desperately need foster or forever homes and are living at Cherokee County Humane Society, Acworth, GA. Kat Jordan has been one of Atlanta’s top Cat Rescuers for decades providing love and care for homeless cats. She worked multiple jobs to afford the spay/neuters, trap/release programs and food for hundreds of cats and kittens. She was born in Pittsfield, MA, Nov 13, 1964 a daughter of Harry Jordan of Coconut Creek, FL and Joan (Paine) Jordan of Billerica MA and was a longtime Billerica resident before moving to Seattle and more recently Canton, GA. Besides her parents she is survived by one sister, Carole Binder and her husband Richard of Andover; two brothers, John P. Jordan of Cape Coral, FL and Michael Jordan of Manchester, NH; two nephews Nicholas and Matthew Binder as well as many dear friends locally and from everywhere she traveled. Ms. Jordan was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School class of 1982 where she ran track and participated in the high jump. She helped set a state record in the hurdle relay with her friends, Karen, Kathy H. and Cindy. After high school she attended UMASS Amherst on an athletic scholarship, studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain on academic scholarship for a semester and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Spanish. Ms. Jordan taught in the Lawrence Public School system before moving to Seattle to work for the newly established Starbucks then eventually moving to Canton, Georgia to pursue a degree in Chiropractics at Life Chiropractic College. Kat, as she was known to friends, became certified as a Massage Therapy and worked for many healing centers, for the last decade, The Herb Shop*Healing Center, Holly Springs GA, providing natural pain relief for her customers. A Funeral Mass was held in St. Theresa Church, Billerica MA February 14th and she was buried in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica, MA. For the Atlanta area: A Celebration of Life service will be held in Lady of La Salette Catholic Church in Canton GA at 2pm Saturday February 23rd. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Cherokee County Humane Society, Acworth, GA, cchumanesociety.org.