Patricia Ann Ford, age 70, of Georgetown, formerly of Lewistown, Illinois, and Pleasanton, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Georgetown.
Pat was born on August 23, 1946, in Canton, Illinois. She graduated from Lewistown High School in 1964. Upon graduation, she married Donald Ford, and they lived for a time in New Jersey and Rhode Island, where he was stationed in the US Navy. Upon Doc’s deployment overseas, Pat returned to Lewistown, where she worked for the Fulton County Democrat newspaper and later the Pratt Lumber Company. Doc and Pat’s first son, Tim, was born in 1966. Their second son, Chad, followed six years later. They trained and showed horses for many years around the Midwest.
The family moved to Texas in 1984, where Doc managed a ranch and Pat managed the kids. Later, when Doc became a self employed farrier, Pat worked for Walco, International, in Pleasanton, where they made many close friends throughout South Texas.
Doc and Pat moved to Indiana when he was asked to return to work at International Harvester. They lived on a lake and spent many happy hours fishing, swimming and riding their boat with friends and neighbors. Upon Doc’s retirement, they moved to Georgetown, to be close their sons, and more importantly, the grand kids. Pat was a proud and loving Grandma to four of the most handsome and beautiful, smart and talented grandchildren and enjoyed attending their many performances, projects and competitions.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents William and Vilda Berry of Canton, IL. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald “Doc” Ford; her sons, Tim Ford and wife, Felice, and Chad Ford and wife Jennifer; and grandchildren, Carson, Connor, Aubrey and Remington, all of Georgetown. Pat is also survived by her sisters, Phyllis Stout and husband Ron, of Lewistown, IL, and Darlene Allison and husband Ed, of Woodstock, OH, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of dear friends.
A graveside service was conducted Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Fore Cemetery in Williamson County. In lieu of flowers, Pat requested that contributions be made in her name to any charity.