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Dorothy Rosella O'Grady Ford
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1904
Kent
King County
Washington, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1995
Aberdeen
Grays Harbor County
Washington, USA

OBITUARY The Daily World, Aberdeen, Washington
Thursday, January 2, 1996

Dorothy R. Ford

Dorothy Ruth Ford, 91, a long time Grays Harbor area resident, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1996, in a local nursing home. She was born March 2, 1904, in Kent, to Jim and Rosie (Van Buekirk) O'Grady.

She had worked at the Grays Harbor Veneer Plant for 25 years. During World War II, she was a coast watcher for the Navy at the beach. She had also worked at a clam cannery. She was called "Ma" by the men stationed at the Pacific Beach Naval Facility and also by many of the local residents. She enjoyed reading and working in her garden. She belonged to the Culinary Alliance & Bartenders Union.

Survivors include close friend Helen Anderson of Elma, who Assisted with her care; and a granddaughter, Jessica Osborne of Hoquiam. A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam. Memorials may be made to North Beach Ambulance Fund at Pacific Beach. 
 
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 Parents:
  James O'Grady (1862 - 1922)
  Rose Harriet Van Buekirk O'Grady (1868 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Jack Arthur Ford (1921 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theresia O'Grady Presco (1887 - 1951)*
  Anna Rosa O'Grady Downey (1888 - 1953)*
  Thomas Ambrose O'Grady (1891 - 1952)*
  James Roy O'Grady (1893 - 1977)*
  Mary Patricia O'Grady Arkell (1896 - 1971)*
  William John O'Grady (1899 - 1978)*
  Dorothy Rosella O'Grady Ford (1904 - 1995)
  Barbara Ruth Martha O'Grady (1906 - 1972)*
  Harry Herbert Stuart O'Grady (1908 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fern Hill Cemetery
Aberdeen
Grays Harbor County
Washington, USA
Plot: 13/45/10th
 
Created by: History Seeker
Record added: Apr 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88776119
Dorothy Rosella <i>O'Grady</i> Ford
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Dorothy Rosella <i>O'Grady</i> Ford
Added by: Terry Trackwell Kuhnau
 
Dorothy Rosella <i>O'Grady</i> Ford
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