Jessie A. Ford of Cory died at her home on Oct. 10, 2016. She was 96.
She was born on Redlands Mesa in Delta County June 4, 1920, to Edward and Etta (Martin) Widner. She spent her childhood on Redlands Mesa and attended school in Hotchkiss and Delta. She graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1938.
On Nov. 1, 1938, she married Robert Ford. They were married 55 years.
Mrs. Ford was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and telling stories.
She is survived by her only child, Robert Ford of Lakewood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ford in 1993; four brothers, Chester, Clifford, Lloyd and Hugh Widner; and two sisters, Inez Varner and Dicie Varner.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Delta City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association at www. heart.org.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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