Jordan was born June 21st, 1984 in Osage Beach, MO. He is the son of Robert Needham and Susan Kidman. He is survived by his parents and sisters; Amber Kooyman, Tara Banister, Sasha Lightwine-Lahey, and Shawna Needham-John. He will also be greatly missed by his grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
At the time of his passing, Jordan was studying Behavioral Psychology at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT, with the desire to become a Marriage and Family Counselor. He was working at Daniels Academy in Heber City, UT as a mentor where he excelled in helping those with social disorders. He was also an avid disc golf player and is ranked as an amateur pro by the Professional Disc Golf Association.
One of Jordy’s many desires in life was to help others bear their burdens. He was known to share genuine and frank advice on any subject ranging from doctrine to dating. Jordan was very perceptive to the needs of those around him, but he also didn’t hesitate to humorously remind others that he was, “pound for pound stronger than anyone else.”
His profound influence on others and uncanny wit will make his absence that much more stinging to those he has left behind. We should be reminded that while serving an LDS mission in Birmingham England, Jordan taught of a life after death and he continued to have a deep belief that, “the Spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all cares and sorrows.”
Please celebrate Jordan’s life with us Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at the Homestead LDS chapel, 1390 East Midvalley Road in Enoch, UT at 11am. There will also be a viewing before the services from 9 to 10:30. Interment will be in the Enoch City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.
Jordan’s family has set up the Jordan Needham Donation Fund at Wells Fargo. Family and friends in the United States can use the routing and account numbers to make a donation (Routing: 124002971 Account: 5116973909). For friends in the United Kingdom you may make a donation through an international transfer (Wells Fargo SWIFT/BIC code: WFBIUS6S). If you would like to send flowers please have them sent to: Southern Utah Mortuary 190 N 300 W, Cedar City, UT 84720