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Stoddard Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens

3205 West 28Th Street, Greeley, CO

OBITUARY

Loretta Mae Ford

July 28, 1928October 4, 2019
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Loretta Mae (Morey) Ford, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was born in Greeley on March 30, 1928 to Guy Monroe and Edith Louise (Woods) Morey. She was married to James Almaron Ford March 30, 1947 in Greeley.

While growing up Mrs. Ford enjoyed helping her father drive the tractor and she assisted in milking the cows. Mrs. Ford started first grade at Sky View and then went to Valley View. Her folks moved to a Platteville farm and then she attended Platteville by riding the school bus, until her senior year she attended and graduated from Kersey High School that year. Shortly after graduation, she met and married Jim Ford. The family attended Harvest Time Tabernacle where she taught Sunday School Employment history,. She enjoyed her husband and sons, and helped out by doing house work for other people which gave her time to always be at home when her family was there. Later, when her sons were off to their own lives in rodeo, she was a sales lady for Evans Furniture for nine years and later went to work at the Elementary and Middle school kitchens cooking for another thirteen years. After moving with her family to her son Bruce’s ranch she enjoyed her yard and going singing at nursing homes with Bruce and The Clay Pots, a group from Harvest Time Tabernacle. She also was the chief cook at the many rodeo schools that were held at the ranch. Hobbies included playing the piano, organ and accordion and taking care of an array of different pets. Her last being a dog named Gracie. Her family was always important to her and she would always read to her grandchildren and great grandchildren and they loved it and her. Between cooking at the schools in Kersey and at the rodeo schools she became “Mom” and “Grandma” to many young people. Loretta is survived by her two sons, Glen (Jane) A. Ford, and Bruce E. Ford both from Greeley, and her sister Ruby (Morey) (Rod) Corvales of Oregon, grandchildren, Heath (Brittney) Ford of Helena, Montana, Jarrod (Deanne) Ford of Greeley, Royce (Katie) Ford of Briggsdale, Nic (Kaitlin) Ford of Greeley, Courtney (James) Ford Back of Stephensville, Texas, Cheyenne Wells of Ft. Lupton, and great-grandchildren, Kash and Tyelee Kling, Pecos, Gracesyn, Laska, Wacey, Chandler, and Gatlin Ford.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Almaron Ford, parents, Guy and Edith Morey, three brothers, Carol (Vinas) Morey, Chester (Arlene) Morey, and Cecil (Jo) Morey, and sons Jimmy Vaughn Ford and Tracy James Wells.

Visitation 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday October 10, 2019 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at Linn Grove Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m. at Harvest Time Tabernacle, 3040 11th Ave, Evans, CO 80620.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Katie & Sean Memorial Rodeo Bible Camp / Dwayne Oster memorial Rodeo Bible Camp or Harvest Time Church or In His Rein Ministries Church.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Heath Ford
  • Jarrod V. Ford
  • Royce Ford
  • Nic Ford
  • Courtney M. (Ford) Black
  • J.D. Ford

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Interment Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

Loretta Mae Ford

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Susan Cameron

October 16, 2019

I remember Loretta was such a prayer warrior. Her smile filled every room she went in. Such a lovely woman of God. What a rich life she lived even through the journey she went through. I am so sorry for your loss. Susan

Janet (Codner) Gunter

October 9, 2019

May God comfort the family and fill you with happy memories.
I have wonderful memories of Loretta working together at the furniture store. She was a wonderful, kind, and giving person. She loved the Lord and her family and friends. She will be missed.

Karen Feeder

October 8, 2019

Loretta was one of my most favorite ladies in the world. Having known her most of my life, the memories of my times with her is an unforgettable treasure! She was such a wonderful Christian and beautiful person. I know she was loved by all who knew her .... including me.
My condolences to the Ford family. She will be missed by you all.
Love and prayers, Karen

Tamee Taylor

October 7, 2019

Aunt Loretta set the bar very high for a Christian woman to follow. She was everything I always wanted to be. I remember a smoked salmon fry at her house. I remember Doug building her a gazebo. She decorated right away and she loved it. Many wonderful memories I will always have. She was the kindest, sweetest and humblest person God made. I will miss her smile and hugs terribly. Go rest high on that mountain, your work on Earth is through.

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