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 John Lloyd “Jack” Ford

John Lloyd “Jack” Ford

Birth
Panamá, Panama
Death 1 Oct 2003 (aged 88)
Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Jack's ashes were scattered in the creek at the bottom of the hill of Timber Branch Drive in Alexandria, Virginia, where he had lived for 22 years.
Memorial ID 26854374 · View Source
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When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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The Washington Post
Saturday, October 18, 2003

John Lloyd Ford, 88, a retired program coordinator for the U.S. Weather Bureau who developed and repaired instruments on weather balloons, died Oct. 1 at Goodwin House West in Falls Church. He had an aneurysm.

Mr. Ford worked about 37 years for the Weather Bureau before retiring in the late 1970s as a program coordinator in the instrument division. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for taking weather measurements at an airport in St. Louis and aboard Coast Guard ships.

He was born in Gatun in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father worked as a quartermaster. Mr. Ford graduated from what is now Northwest Missouri State University and received a master's degree in mathematics from Ohio State University.

He served in the Naval Reserve during World War II.

Mr. Ford, who lived at the retirement home for the past four years, previously resided in Fairfax and Alexandria.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria and past president of the Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth L. Ford of Falls Church; four children, Stanley R., of Phoenix, Robert W., of Covington, Va., John W., of Richmond and James L., of Bellevue, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

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father: Stanley Ranson Ford

mother: Chloe May Roark

brother: Stanley Roark Ford

beloved Aunt Gladys

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by Mary Ann Galpin Ford (daughter-in-law)





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  • Created by: vabloom
  • Added: 16 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26854374
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lloyd “Jack” Ford (2 Aug 1915–1 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26854374, ; Maintained by vabloom (contributor 46851926) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Jack's ashes were scattered in the creek at the bottom of the hill of Timber Branch Drive in Alexandria, Virginia, where he had lived for 22 years..