Robert W. Ford

Feb 23, 1923 - Jan 24, 2017


Robert W. Ford, 93, of El Dorado Hills, died Tuesday, January 24th at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Bob Ford was the son of the late Henry Walker Ford and the late Grace Spiller Ford. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where he grew up. He served as a radio repairman in the army near the close of World War II. Bob graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where he met his wife of 67 years, Irene Watkins Ford. He worked as a chemical engineer, testing materials for the California Department of Transportation. A member of Journey Church in Folsom, Bob sang in the choir for many years. He was a long-time member of SIRS Branch 49 Folsom. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his sister Martha Heman and brother Norman Ford. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Keith Ford (wife Patricia) of Los Gatos, CA and daughters Rebecca Poole of Gaffney, SC and Catherine Hack of Diamond Springs, CA. Also surviving are his cousin William Myers (wife Barbara) of Bel Air, MD; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren A memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday, February 4th at Journey Church, 450 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park on Folsom Blvd in Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Journey Church.

Funeral Home:
All Faith Cremation, CA

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