David W. Ford died unexpectedly on July 22, 2015, at the age of 59.
Born in Great Falls, he returned to his beloved Montana with his wife Joan after working many years in Colorado. Settling in Bozeman, he continued work as a computer security engineer and consultant for companies locally, nationally and abroad. At the time of his death he had just completed an inspirational and motivating session with his Copper River co-workers in Virginia. He was doing exactly what he loved.
The light of Dave's life was his wife, Joan. They eloped to Niagara Falls nearly 30 years ago and they remained each other's rock. Joan joined David whenever possible at his worksites around the country and internationally; they loved to travel. A couple of kids at heart, their favorite place was Disney World.
Dave was proud to be a computer geek, a ham radio operator and a volunteer for Gallatin County Search and Rescue. As a member of the noon Kiwanis Club, he delighted in playing Santa at Christmas. He always used his humor, intelligence and skills to make the world a better place.
Whatever faith you believe, please put forth positive energy to ensure Dave's safe passing.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; his brothers, Jim (Patti) and John (Lynda); and sister, Susan (David). He also leaves his niece and nephew, Grace and Jack; his mother-in-law, Edie; as well as many cousins and friends.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Eaglehead Repeater Association, 6790 S. Third Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715; Gallatin Ham Radio Club, P.O. Box 4381, Bozeman, MT 59772; Gallatin County Search and Rescue, 615 S. 16th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715 or a charity of your choice
Services will be held at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Home Saturday, August 1, at 11 a.m.