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Leanne Eberly Jordan
Leanne Eberly Jordan MD’89 died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer on March 13, 2010. She was 49.
She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1983 and attended post-baccalaureate classes at the University of Rhode Island and Harvard University. During this time, she rowed crew for URI, Brown, and Boston rowing clubs. She won gold medals in Canadian and U.S. National Rowing regattas.
Leanne enrolled in the Brown/Dartmouth program and earned her MD in 1989. She completed her residency
in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver in 1994. After her residency, she served as a major in the U.S. Air Force from 1994 to 1998. She and her husband, Harald, were drawn back to the Rocky Mountains and settled in Durango, CO.
In 1998, Leanne joined Four Corners OB-GYN. In addition to leading her practice, she served as chair of the Department of Surgery at Mercy Regional Medical Center. She later assumed the role of director of the Integrative Health Team–Touch, Love and Compassion.
Leanne was the honorary spokeswoman for the Mercy Regional Medical Breast Care Center. Her obituary in the Durango Herald quoted her family: “More than anything, Leanne lived her life to the fullest. She was renowned in the community for her generosity and warmth, a rare and perfect combination of strength, determination, drive, grace, class and kindness.”
She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Emily Elizabeth Jordan, and son, Kelsey Alexander Jordan, as well as her parents, a brother, a sister, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Trails 2000, 1025 East Fifth Ave., Durango, CO 81301-5321; or the Mercy Regional Breast Care Center, c/o the Mercy Health Foundation, 1010 Three Springs Blvd., Durango, CO 81301.
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