The Jordan Ross Garcia Slagle Foundation exists to extend and enrich the impact of generosity.
The extraordinary person for whom the foundation is named lived generously.
His generosity was rooted in his compassionate heart.
He made welcome the stranger. He made the stranger
He looked for ways to help, to comfort, and to celebrate.
He lived to invite, to include, and connect.
Even in the face of challenge, he lived to make
His foundation will do the same.
Jordan Ross Garcia Slagle, 26, of Bellingham and Lynden, unexpectedly passed to heaven during his sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday July 7, 2016. Jordan was a student in Leadership at Trinity Western University in Bellingham. He was a beloved member of Bellingham's Boundary Bay Brewery family, where he worked diligently and served beautifully for more than six years. Jordan was an active force in state and local politics and took great joy in fervently supporting his choice of candidates and causes.
Jordan was a lover of family, friends, and football. He was a passionate fan of the San Diego Chargers and an enthusiastic season-ticket holder for the Seattle Seahawks. Jordan possessed a rare combination of intelligence, wit, charm, and compassion. His smile lit every room and his heart held enough room for all. He was lavish in his kindness toward others and was always eager to lend a helping hand or word of encouragement. Jordan gave with generous abandon of his time, his resources, his interests, and his heart. Both gentle and strong,
Jordan was the treasured son of John Mark and Mona Garcia Slagle, the beloved brother of John Roland and Heidi Slagle, and the well-loved grandson of both Juan and Teresa Garcia and Walter and the late Vivian West. Most recently, Jordan took great happiness from being the much-enjoyed uncle of Elena Caroline Slagle. Together with these, beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless valued friends and co-workers are grieving deeply their shared and unfathomable loss.
While heaven's beauty grew greater in Thursday's wee hours, beauty on this side of heaven was irrevocably diminished. Jordan will be sorely missed.
The Slagle family is establishing this Rooted Generostiy Jordan's memory.