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Friends seek funds for crash victim's family
"A special bank account has been set up to help an Oak Harbor woman and her three children through what friends call a very tough time following the recent death of her husband.Anthony Jordan, 40, died Dec. 12 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a blood clot traveled from one of several injuries he sustained in a November car wreck on Highway 20 and lodged in his lungs. Jordan had retired from the Navy less than two years ago after 20 years of service. His wife Alicia and their three children, ages 4, 9 and 13 had lived in Oak Harbor since 1991 said family friend Jack DePeralta. DePeralta set up the special Alicia Jordan Fund at Whidbey Island Bank Thursday and is now asking local residents to contribute.I want to do all I can, DePeralta said. Theyre really down on their luck.Jordan sustained numerous broken bones Nov. 26 when his Nissan Sentra was hit virtually head on by a Ford Explorer on Highway 20 at Frostad Road. He was airlifted to Harborview and was released on Dec. 7 to San Juan Care Center. He returned to Harborview on Dec. 12 and died there. It was officially classified an accidental death.Jordan had been working at the Marysville Commissary and was taking classes at Skagit Valley College.DePeralta said the Jordan family will likely have difficulty paying for funeral expenses.This is a very tough time for them, he said.Contributions to the Alicia Jordan Fund can be made at any branch of Whidbey island Bank."