Father, mentor, friend to many, Steve Jordan was a warm and loving person who always made people feel special. He deeply loved Montana, and spent his free time fishing and hunting with family and friends. He would do anything he could to help people in need, friends and strangers alike. Steve honored his Chicago roots, remaining a steadfast supporter of the Cubs, the Bears and the Blackhawks, and had an enduring appreciation for such delicacies as White Castle sliders, Chicago style deep dish pizza and cheap Midwestern beer. The Louisiana roots of his parents were also important to Steve, evident to anyone who ate his gumbo, jambalaya, or the other Cajun specialties that he often prepared.
Steve’s son Ben was the light of his life; he was so very, very proud of him.
On March 31st, 1970, Christopher Steven Jordan graced the world with his presence. Born to two loving parents in Kingsville, TX, Steve spent most of his childhood in Winnetka, IL, at Sacred Heart Elementary School and New Trier High School. He made many friends that he would remain close to throughout his life, and spent three summers volunteering through Amigos de las Americas in Paraguay, Ecuador and Mexico. After high school Steve realized his dream of moving to Montana, where he where he played drums for Cold Beans and Bacon, and graduated from the Culinary Arts program at the University of Montana. Steve spent the next decade in Missoula as the proprietor and chef of the Dinosaur Café. After many years in Missoula Steve moved to Helena, working at Café Artemis and Steve’s Café, before becoming Executive Chef at the Green Meadow Country Club.
Steve was a loving, kind, gentle and generous man who is deeply missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
An informal memorial for Steve will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday July 7th at the Broadwater Hotel grounds, 1016 Williams St., Helena, MT. We encourage all who cared for Steve to come stop by to share stories, music, and appreciation for his wonderful life.
Family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a GoFundMe account set up to help provide for the continuing education of Steve’s son, Ben. https://www.gofundme.com/steve-jordan-memorial-donations.