CAROLYN FINCH FORD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021, surrounded by her children and grandchildren following a brief illness. Born in Huntington, Ind., she was a daughter of Lewis and Isabelle East. Her family moved to Richmond, Ind., where she later graduated from Richmond High School. She attended Indiana University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and met her first husband, Lewis C. Finch. They were married from 1952 until his death in 1984. They lived in North Manchester and Fort Wayne. Together, they established Finch Air Controls, Inc. and raised three children. In 1991, Carolyn married Henry W. Ford. They enjoyed 21 years together until his passing in 2014. Carolyn was a jubilee member of First Presbyterian Church, an elder, and a founding member of "Table Talk". She served as a school board member for S.W.A.C. schools, was a 19 year volunteer for Park Center, and a member of Kekionga Voyagers. Carolyn has been an active resident of The Towne House, Fort Wayne. Her servant spirit followed her wherever she went. She shared her gifts and talents freely. Carolyn is survived by her sister, Jane East (Stephen Wailes) Bloomington, Ind.; children, John L. Finch of Fort Wayne, Laura Finch-Baker (Jim) Anderson, Pete C. Finch (Julie) of Cadillac, Mich., Doug (Carol) Ford and Kristina Ford (Chuck Noerenberg), all of Minn.; grandchildren, Zack Durnell (Kaylee) of Pendleton, Lewis Finch of Traverse City, Mich., Trevor Finch of Fort Wayne, Aline Finch of Cadillac, Mich., and Austin Baker of Anderson; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Oaklee. A Celebration of Carolyn's Life is 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne (IN 46802), where the family will greet friends in the Narthex one hour before the service, and again immediately following the service. Her remains will be interred at a later date at a family plot in Greenfield, Ind. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne or Miniwanca Summer Seminar for Women (https://ayf.com/support/ways-to-donate/
). Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes.