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1943 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Richard Dick Ford Obituary
Richard 'Dick' Ford March 14, 1943 - January 23, 2013 Dick went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2013 at the age of 69. He was born on March 14, 1943 in Tracey, California to Eldred and Edna Ford. Dick grew up in Oreck, California, where he loved to hunt, fish, and play football. He married his "honey" Linda Ford, on April 28, 1970. They made their home in Bakersfield in 1982 after opening Honey Treat Yogurt. Over the years he was an outstanding furniture salesman at Levitz, Weatherby's, and Mor furniture stores and in his off time he was affectionately known as Mr. Dick at Kids Club Preschool. Dick loved to stay active, wakeboarding, hunting, fishing, refinishing furniture and his most recent hobby, "storage wars" but by far his favorite pastime was being with his family. We will miss his cheers from the sidelines at track meets, and his sweet willing spirit to run an errand for anyone, his adventurous spirit on family vacations; his prize winning turkey at the holidays and his puppies will miss his warm lap. But most of all we will miss seeing the love that shone through his bright blue eyes and sweet smile. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Eldred and Edna Ford and brother Don Ford and grandbabies in heaven Nicolas and Brogan Fidler. He is survived and deeply missed by his wife Linda; his siblings and their spouses Tom and Judy Ford, Elizabeth and Kelly Woods; his children and their spouses Kelly and Curt Carter, Steven and Jason Reynolds, Stacey and Rick Smith, Tammy and Nick Fidler; his grandchildren Brittney and Luis Soberanis, Kyle Neal, Rachel and Nick Smith and Piercynn and Rhyder Fidler. He will also be missed by his loving extended family and cherished friends. A celebration of Dick's life will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00AM, at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield. Ca www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 31, 2013
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