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 Harlan Columbus Ford

Harlan Columbus Ford

Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Jul 1994 (aged 97)
Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot West Masonic_81_3
Memorial ID 154750 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
July 9, 1994
page C8

Harlan Columbus Ford passed away peacefully July 6, 1994.

He was born in Woolridge, Tennessee February 14, 1897 to James Harlan and Mary Ann Hayes Ford. He had his world War I training at Ohio University, served in the Army for four years and later in the Reserves for five. He then met and married his beautiful bride, Anna Marie Giles, September 10, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harlan was employed by Continental Oil Company. He later took a position as Yard Master for the Western Pacific Railroad until his retirement. He received his 50 year pin as a member of the Masonic Kaibab Lodge #25 F& AM. He was a member of the American Legion. Harlan received a 75 years Medal, inscribed "A Nation Remembers," for the World War I Anniversary, from the United States Government. He lived a rich, full life. He was a lover of the Kentucky Derby, travel, golf, baseball and his own home grown tomatoes. He was remarkably lucid until the end. His strength of character, dignity, self-discipline, his quick wit, honesty, dependability, compassion that could touch him to tears from time to time-are endearing qualities that will always be remembered by his family.

Harlan's family expresses appreciation for his dear neighbors and for the compassionate care received at Doxey Hatch.

He is survived by a sister, Nancy Smith, Tennessee; his children, Betty (Jim) Kearl, Salt Lake City; Harlan (Joy) Ford, Las Vegas, Nev.; Peggy (Bernhardt) Hansen, Holladay; and David (Kenna Rae) Ford, Connecticut; 20 grandchildren 62 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his cherished wife, Marie, and his beloved daughter, Marie Mays.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 11, 1994 at 12 noon, at the Evans & Early Mortuary Chapel, 574 East 100 South, SLC. Friends may call at the mortuary one hour prior to the service. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Funeral directors, Evans & Early.

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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154750
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harlan Columbus Ford (14 Feb 1897–6 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154750, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .