|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2008|
Publish date: 11/11/2008
Grant M. FORD 85, of Loveland, died at his home Nov. 11, 2008.
Grant was born to Jane (Maynard) and Grant Ford on Aug. 25, 1923, in Wausau, Wis. He graduated from Wausau High School and then attended Amherst College in Massachusetts.
After two years he enlisted in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, where he served as a lieutenant until the end of World War II. He returned to Amherst, graduating in 1948, receiving his B.A. degree. While at Amherst he had also served as captain of the football and ski teams.
With his love of the Rocky Mountains, Grant returned to Colorado and went to work for Equitable Life of Iowa as a life underwriter in Denver.
In February of 1953 he married Laura ?Tottie? Wright in Denver. In 1958, they moved to Loveland, where Grant continued with Equitable Life of Iowa.
Along with his involvement in the skiing world, Grant quickly became active in Loveland, serving as United Way president, Loveland Chamber of Commerce president, Loveland Development Fund president, Loveland Rotary Club president, Habitat for Humanity president, and Larimer County Association of Life Underwriters president.
He was a member of Loveland Elks B.P.O.E. No. 1051. He also served on the Junior Achievement, Larimer County Mental Health and the Midget Athletic Association boards of directors.
He was very active in his church, All Saints? Episcopal, serving as senior warden and finance committee chairman for the present church building.
In 1996 he was inducted into the Colo-rado Ski Hall of Fame, of which he was very proud.
Grant was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, sailing and his first love, skiing.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tottie; and son-in-law, Chip Kearns; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Robert Dalrymple of Port Clyde, Maine; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, David, daughter, Anne, and his sister, Mary.
Cremation has been completed.
A Requiem Eucharist will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, from All Saints? Episcopal Church with committal in All Saints? Episcopal Church columbarium. Lunch and fellowship in Ford Hall following services.
Memorial donations may be made to All Saints? Episcopal Church, Hospice of Larimer County or the Hatfield Chilson Recreation Center in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
All Saints Columbarium
Created by: Betty Hunter- Harrison
Record added: Dec 15, 2012
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