Jordyn Elizabeth Bakley, 20, of Camden was taken from her loved ones in a tragic accident Jan. 30, 2010 in Orono.

Born in Voorhees, N.J., on May 31, 1989, she spent the first chapters of her life in Cherry Hill, N.J., where she attended Sharp Elementary School.

Jordyn came to Maine in 1999 with her family and was a 2007 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School.

While in high school, Jordyn was active in Diversity Coalition and the Water Monitoring Program. She was also an accomplished swimmer.

In the fall of 2007 Jordyn began studies at the University of Maine at Orono. While there, she majored in elementary education and had recently decided to include a second major in women’s studies.

Jordyn had a zest for life well beyond her years. She was an advocate for many humanitarian causes with an endless desire to help those in need as well as a strong connection to the need to protect the environment. Jordyn was involved with Operation Exodus one summer, a volunteer program that worked with inner city children to help keep them off the streets. Another summer, she was part of a Habitat Humanity group that traveled to Mississippi to build a home. Jordyn also took great joy in her cat, Tyler, which she adopted from the Humane Society of Knox County.

Jordyn embraced life, and a quote from her Facebook page sums up her feelings toward her ambitions: “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” Jordyn’s passion brought many gifts to those who knew and loved her, a lasting gift all will have long after she is gone.

She is survived by her parents, J.C. and Louise Bakley of Camden; her brothers, Samuel Reid and Jack Ryan, both of Camden; her maternal grandmother, Louise Pomeroy of Florida; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit with Jordyn’s family Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church on Union Street in Camden. The Rev. Mark Reinhardt will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spruce Run Resource Center, P.O. Box 653, Bangor, ME 04401; or the Humane Society of Knox County, P. O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

To sign Jordyn’s online guest book, visit