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Information for Charles W. Ford

2 July, 1919 - 29 December, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

31 December, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles Ford

    Charles W. Ford, 76, of Nampa died Friday, December 29, 1995, at a Boise hospital.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 1996, at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.  Pastor K.D. Cole of Deer Flat Free Methodist Church and Pastor James McMillan of Caldwell will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Ford was born July 2, 1919 at Moran, Kansas, the son of Harry and Hazel Ford.  At the age of two he came to the Sunny Slope community with his parents.  He attended Sunny Slope Grade School and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1937.  As a young man he drove truck until he entered the Army Air Corps in May of 1942.  He attended pilot training school in New Mexico where he met Violet Arnold.  He flew a B-26 in France until the end of the war.  Charles and Violet were married December 2, 1945, in Santa Rosa, New Mexico and made their home on Sunny Slope until 1990 when they moved to Nampa.  Mr. Ford was a member of the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church and served as an usher.  He was named "Farmer of the Year" by the Canyon Soil Conservation District in 1970.  He enjoyed farming, raising sugar beets, corn, hay, grain and beef cattle.  He also enjoyed taking his friends and family fishing at the Snake River.
    Survivors include his wife, Violet, of Nampa; a son, Bob, and his wife, Jami Ford, of Boise; a daughter, Charlotte, and her husband, Bill Merritt, of Jerome; four grandchildren, Bill and his wife, Michele Merritt, Susan and her husband, Jason Spelliscy, Shaun ford and Misty Ford; two great-grandchildren, Kevin and Casey Merritt and a sister, Bette Arnold of Boise.  His family suggests that memorials be made to the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church or a favorite charity.

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