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Josephine Clay "Dody" Ford
Birth: Jul. 7, 1923
Dearborn
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2005
Dearborn
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Philanthropist. She was the third of Edsel Ford's four children and the only granddaughter of automotive pioneer Henry Ford. Her oldest brother, Henry Ford II, was chairman and CEO of Ford Motor from 1945 until his retirement in 1979. At the time of her death, she owned more than 13 million shares of Ford Motor stock - about 18 percent of the stock held exclusively by Ford family members. In 2001, Time magazine estimated her fortune at $416 million. The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Josephine Ford Cancer Center and the College for Creative Studies, an art and design college in Detroit, were among recipients of millions from Josephine and the foundation she established with her late husband. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edsel Bryant Ford (1893 - 1943)
  Eleanor Lowthian Clay Ford (1896 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter Buhl Ford (1920 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  Walter Buhl Ford (1943 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Ford (1917 - 1987)*
  Benson Ford (1919 - 1978)*
  Josephine Clay Ford (1923 - 2005)
  William Clay Ford (1925 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jun 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11077207
Josephine Clay Dody Ford
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