Barbara Lee Jordan McGovern died peacefully on January 4, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born to Russell Wood Jordan, Jr. and Dorothy May Pitts Jordan on November 16, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia where she lived until graduating from Hollins College in 1957. Barbara married the love of her life, Robert ''Bob'' George McGovern, on October 11, 1958. She and Bob were married 23 years until his death on February 17, 1982. She retired from the Little Rock School district in 1996 where she taught mathematics for 13 years. Prior to that, she worked part time in public accounting preparing taxes.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Russell Wood Jordan, III. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Rowell and husband Stephen of Little Rock, Peggy Davidson and husband Michael of Acworth, Georgia; grandchildren, Jordan Hesse and Ashley Rowell both of Dallas, Texas and Blakelee Davidson of Acworth, Georgia; sister, Sally P. Jordan and sister-in-law, Andrea Jordan both of Richmond, Virginia; nephews, Rusty Jordan of Richmond, Virginia and Thomas Jordan of Lafayette, Colorado.
A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Roller Chenal Funeral home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas (501) 224-8300. Reverend Greg Schick will be officiating. Graveside services will be held in Scottsville, Virginia at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society or St. James United Methodist Church's Endowment Fund.