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Frank D. Ford


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Frank D. Ford Obituary
Frank Ford, a lifelong educator and active c o m m u n i t y member of Santa Clarita, passed away at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on December 4, 2018. Born January 15, 1928 in Bakersfield on the eve of the Great Depression; Frank grew up on a cotton farm in West Texas with his younger siblings Margaret, Billy, Mary, and Glenna. Upon graduation from Texas Tech, the wide-eyed farm boy embarked on a long career in education. Frank married Lena Goodson and raised two daughters in Muleshoe, Texas. Job opportunities called him back to California, where his two sons were born. The family settled in Newhall in 1966, where Frank served as an elementary school principal and, after earning his doctorate at BYU, superintendent for the Sulphur Springs School District. A dye-in-the-wool FDR Democrat, Frank enjoyed discussions on politics and the environment. He was amiable by nature and could strike up a conversation with anyone.

His daughter Laura preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Lena and his children Linda of Newport Beach, Jim of Minneapolis, and Rob of Los Angeles.

The family will hold a private service at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall, where they will lay him to rest
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