With our deepest sorrow, we announce the loss of our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend and first and foremost, mother. Jordan Lynn Southwick left this world unexpectedly on November 30, 2022 at age 30. Those who knew Jordan realize that they lost a shining light in their lives with her infectious personality and unforgettable laughter. Jordan was born September 21, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Stuart Southwick and Gina Blacker Southwick. Jordan spent her childhood years in northern Utah before relocating to Gilbert, Arizona where she attended and graduated Mesquite High School.
Jordan was very involved in many school activities and had many friends. Her outgoing personality and athletic talent led her to cheerleading for her high school. She also was chosen to be on a competitive cheer team where she was able to compete at a national level.
After graduating high school, Jordan attended West Coast School of Medical Imaging where she graduated with high honors. She also worked in the restaurant industry at Charleston’s. While there, she met many of her long time friends and her future husband Steven Ellefson. After spending many years in the restaurant services, Jordan made a bold career change into the mortgage industry where she ultimately became a licensed loan officer working for MidFirst Bank.
Jordan had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. She utilized that spirit along with her passion and amazing artistic talent to build her own freelance makeup business. She became well known and created a large clientele that loved her talent as she made their weddings, graduations, photo shoots and other special occasions memorable and meaningful.
Jordan and Steven were married in 2020 and shortly thereafter their beloved son Oliver Cody Ellefson was born. Oliver shares many of his mother’s wonderful characteristics, including a very energetic and lively personality along with her very unique and memorable laugh. Jordan felt being a mother was her number one calling and Ollie was always her first priority.
Jordan was a very hard working and driven individual who always seemed to be pursuing and fine tuning her artistic and creative talents. Her hobby of painting and craft projects decorate the homes of her parents, brothers and many friends. She was very talented and successful in creating home improvement projects.
Jordan is survived by her parents, Stuart Southwick and Gina Blacker Southwick, her brothers Brandtly Southwick and Ethan Southwick, her loving son Oliver Cody Ellefson, grandparents, Bill and Vel Southwick and Gary and Karma Blacker. Jordan was preceded in death by her grandma Jeneane Southwick and her cousin Tyler Wilde.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gilbert Memorial Park Funeral Home located at 2100 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297. A viewing will also be held Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. located at the Trovita LDS ward chapel building, 3920 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205. Funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery afterwards.
Services will be live streamed via Zoom with the following webinar info:
When: Dec 15, 2022 10:00 AM Arizona
Topic: Jordan Southwick Memorial Service
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Gina and Stu & family,
My heart broke when I heard the news of Jordan’s passing. I can’t even imagine as a parent what it would be like to lose a child. I am so sorry. My love and prayers are for you, Brandtly and Ethan, that you will have peace and comfort. Though miles and years have separated us, I have cherished memories of our friendship as families and neighbors. Our children grew up in a neighborhood where each house was a safe place for them to be. They all wandered from house to house and felt comfortable as if it were their own home and family. We all looked out for each other and our children. We were all one big family, not just neighbors and friends. In my mind, I can see the kids playing outside, hearing their little voices as I think back to those times. I see Jordan walking with Meg, and Micall, her gate and stride. I hear her distinct voice and laughter as the three of them jump on the trampoline out back. I am thankful for all the memories I have of her and your family. I am sure that you are holding onto those happy memories as well. It is what will keep her alive in your hearts. Her loss has had a far reaching effect on so many people. She will be forever missed.