Pybus History

Clem Jordan, 67, head of Pybus Steel, dies

Obituary – March 1982 The Wenatchee World

Clem F. Jordan, 67, a 56-year resident and a long time Wenatchee businessman, died Saturday afternoon (March 27) in Central Washington Hospital.

Born in Pollockville, Alberta, Aug. 5, 1914, he moved with his family to Athol, Idaho, in 1924. In 1926 he came to Wenatchee, where he graduated from Wenatchee High School. After college he was employed by the E.T. Pybus Co as an accountant.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman first class. Following the war, he returned to Wenatchee and to the Pybus Co. Since 1964 he served as president of Pybus Steel. On February 14, 1972, he married Ven DiSalvo at Carson City, Nevada.

Mr. Jordan was a member of the first United Methodist Church; served as trustee, treasurer and president of the Wenatchee Construction Council; as president of the Pacific Northwest Steel Fabricators Association; was a member of the board of directors of the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce; president of the Toastmaster’s Club; was a member of Wenatchee Lodge No 1186, B.P.O.E.; and a member of the Rotary Club of Wenatchee. He was an avid pilot.

Survivors include his wife Ven, at home; three daughters, Betty Larson of Hillsboro, Ore., Marva McDevitt of Leavenworth and Mary Ann Jordan of Kirkland; a brother Dwight Jordan, East Wenatchee; a sister, Dorothy Trulson, Everett; and seven grandchildren.