Ellis Leigh Jordan went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2010, after passing away peacefully in his beloved Corona Del Mar home of 35 years. He was born in Halls, Tenn., on Oct. 23, 1929, and was 80 years old.
Mr. Jordan received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, attended Northwestern University in Chicago, and earned his master’s degree from San Diego State University. Ellis also did post-graduate work in drama education at London University, England, and worked with the Readers’ Theatre at the University of Arizona.
Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and obtained the rank of assistant company commander. Upon the completion of his military service he worked for Norge Sales Corp. in Chicago for four years. He then began an extensive and influential career as an educator in both business education and theater arts in California.