In Memory

Dorothy Jane Jordan (Foote) - Class Of 1930

Dorothy Jordan Foote, 87, who painted under the professional name Jean Jourdain, died July 15, 1999. Born May 13, 1912, in London, Ontario, Canada, and brought up in South Pasadena, she studied art at UC San Diego and business at the Sawyer Business School. After working as a legal secretary in San Francisco and Honolulu, she returned to Pasadena to marry Harold Foote. The couple bought the fire-damaged ruins of the Boulder Crest Estate in Altadena and rebuilt it into a post-and-beam, redwood-and-glass showplace. The home was featured in the The Times' Home magazine and Art and Architecture magazine and included in several home tours.

In the 1950s, Foote studied oil painting at the Art Students League in New York City. Her work has been exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum in New York and locally in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Art Institute and Glendale's Brand Library.

Los Angeles Times, August 18, 1999