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
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.