MSG Evelyn J. Ford

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  • "Godmother, You were such a guiding light in my life. I am..."
    - Tracie Ford
  • "May you rest in peace Evelyn. Our paths crossed at Fort..."
    - Carol Ogg, US ARMY Retired
  • "How sad I am to see Evelyn has gone. Evelyn will be missed..."
  • "Miss Evelyn, you will be sadly missed, I loved you with all..."
    - Sharon Hibbs
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Master Sergeant (MSG) Evelyn J. Ford, U.S. Army Retired, passed away June 17, 2016 and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service will be held at the WAC Memorial Chapel, McClellan, Ala., followed by a reception at the American Legion, 1501 Pelham Rd. in Jacksonville. Date and time of burial and memorial service will be announced at a later date. MSG Ford was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Eleanor and Charles Cramp, and sister, Eleanor Munyan. She is survived by her nephew, Francis Munyan and his wife, Roberta, and many other loving family members. MSG Ford is also survived by a legion of great friends from her time in the military and her many retirement activities. The family gives special thanks to her friends, Steve Cobb and Jean Pellgetto, who took her to appointments, visited her daily during her hospitalization and was with her at the end. MSG Ford was from Paulsboro, N.J. and began her military career at Ft. Lee, Virginia. Her stateside assignments throughout her 23 years in the Army included Ft. Sam, Houston, Texas, Ft. Jay, N.Y., the U.S. Army Recruiting Cmd., Camden, N.J., USARPAC Headquarters in Hawaii, Ft. Belvior, Va., and several assignments at Ft. McClellan. MSG Ford's overseas assignments took her to Landstuhl, Germany and Vietnam. Her duty assignment in Vietnam was as an NCO Advisor to the Vietnam Women's Armed Forces Corps. MSG Ford received many awards and decorations during her time in the Army including the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Metal. During her retirement, Evelyn was an active member of the local chapter of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Assn; the DAV; American Legion Post 57, and the Women Veterans Golf Association. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) Dept. 560, Washington, DC; Jacksonville Meals on Wheels, 201 Wind Ridge NE, Jacksonville, AL 36265; or Friends of the Army Women's Museum Assn, P.O. Box 1027, Prince George, VA 23875. Condolences may be left at www.chapelhillfh.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 7, 2016
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