Stevens Memorial Chapel

607 28Th Street, Ames, IA


Thomas Gerald Ford

April 25, 1949August 24, 2019

Thomas Gerald Ford, 70, of Ames, Iowa, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a service and meal starting at 5:00 p.m., at Open Bible Fellowship (1125 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023). Private family burial will take places at a later time at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Tom was born on April 25, 1949, at his home in Lehigh, Iowa, to Perry and Hazel (Farnam) Ford. He graduated from Webster City High School. Tom was united in marriage to Penny Bowen on March 3, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa at Open Bible Fellowship. Tom owned and operated Tom & Jerry Trucking Company for a number of years.

Tom enjoyed camping, fishing and always watching Hallmark movies. He was a handyman who could fix anything and was always working on something. Tom was a member of Open Bible Fellowship in Ankeny with his wife, Penny. God and family were the two most important things to Tom, he always enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife; Penny; one brother, David Ford; two children: Jerry (Tamara) Ford and Susan Obregon; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and seven siblings.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 29, 2019


Thomas Gerald Ford

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Sandra Malone

September 16, 2019

Bob and I were so sorry to hear about the death of our friend, Tom.
We have fond memories of getting together with him and his mom, dad, David and Linda dating back to 1964 when we all lived at Webster City. We have photos to show you sometime as we hope to keep in touch with you. You have our sincere sympathy. Thanks for the leaflet.
Hugs and Prayers, Sandy and Bob

Rhonda Ford

August 26, 2019

When I was about 13 years old, he played Santa Claus and came to our house...I even believed he was Santa Claus.....I'll never for get him...I loved him so...RIP uncle Tom.