July 15, 2014
"Eileen was my true mentor and dear friend in the fashion business I learned so much from her and have wonderful memories of times with her and Jerry and my husband Kevin- now all are gone. I feel incredibly blessed to have known her in my life. My condolences to her lovely family."
July 14, 2014
Condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
July 13, 2014
"Jamie, Katie, Billy and Lacey ,
I am sending these condolences on behalf of my mother, Lucille (Chase) Lewis, who was 1 of Eileen's original 7 models that started the Ford agency. Mom retired in 1953 to raise a family but she and Eileen stayed in touch through the years. Their last visit together was in May 2008 at your parent's estate in NJ. It was a wonderful reunion for the two of them plus your father and mine.
I have read many of the delightful letters your mother sent to my parents through the years. I plan to keep them along with a collection of my mother's modeling ads. Mom was a favorite of Bergdorf Goodman ads in addition to her cover shots.
Your mother's passing is truly the end of an era, not only for the fashion industry but for our family as well. However, we are comforted by knowing that our fathers were there to welcome her.
Sincerely, Chrissie (Lewis)"
July 13, 2014
"THANKyou for all you have giving us in life. Condolences to the family."
July 12, 2014
" To Eileen, My Beauty Godmother:
I was 26 in 1978 when I purchased “The Model Handbook”. Over the decades I used the book religiously. It actually became my ‘beauty bible'. As I improved in looks, I dubbed Mrs. Ford as my ‘beauty godmother‘. Even as a 60+ year old. With the face/neck exercises, I've never needed surgery. - The complements keep coming!!!
I once introduced these techniques to the late Rev. Ike in 1987. Within a month, his neck was gorgeous- he made sure I saw it.
I attended a 45th high school reunion last June, when a classmate remarked: “You have the least wrinkles than anybody here”.
Having a knowledgeable woman as a mentor in self-care means a lot to me. I am so sorry I did not meet her in person, but now in spirit, she's more able to guide me in physically looking my best"