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Roy DeWitt Ford

Roy DeWitt Ford Obituary
Ford, Roy DeWitt CARLSBAD -- Roy DeWitt Ford passed away December 26, 2013, with family at his side. He was born in Hanford, California in January 1911. Roy attended Yale Divinity School, graduating in 1936. The following year he was appointed to the Southern California- Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church. Roy served as a Methodist minister for the next 41 years. He married his wife, Andeen, in 1958. Roy retired from the ministry in 1974 and moved to Vista, California, where he opened North County Counseling (marriage and family therapy) as a second career. He finally retired in 1991 and continued his ten year stint volunteering at Tri City Hospital in Oceanside. Roy is survived by Andeen, his wife of 55 years, as well as his six children: Marcia Galland, Lawrence Ford, Richard Buntin, Janis Torsey, David Ford, Mark Ford. A memorial service will be held in Roy's honor at the San Dieguito Methodist Church in Encinitas on what would have been his 103rd birthday, Sunday, January 19. Roy's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Sierra Club Foundation in memory of Roy Ford. Mailing address is The Sierra Club Foundation, 85 Second St., 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 7, 2014
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