Bonnie Ford
1935 - 2020
Bonnie Ford

February 19, 1935 - November 16, 2020

Bonnie Ford, 85, of Charlottesville, Virginia, completed her earthly journey on November 16, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born on February 19, 1935, in Dongola, Illinois, to the late John O. Fisher and Nellie J. Knupp Fisher. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joe Ford, grandson, Andy Ford, and brother, Don Fisher.

She had a variety of occupations during her lifetime, including seamstress and an accountant at the University of Virginia Alumni Association until her retirement in 2010.

She enjoyed traveling to many places both nationwide and outside of the United States, particularly to New England with her late husband. Her grandchildren often accompanied her on vacation. She enjoyed participating in UVA's Center for Politics and the Glee Club.

Bonnie is survived by her two sons, Keith and Bruce; her grandchildren, Sarah, Brendan, and Sheila; her sisters, Colleen Corzine and Margaret Peeler of Dongola, Illinois; and her daughters-in-law, Beverly Ford and Sarah Gallagher-Ford.

A graveside service will be held privately on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Andy Ford Award and mailed to UVA Fund, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Checks should be made out to the "Andy Ford Award" and please write "in memory of Bonnie Ford" in the memo field.

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Keith, Bruce and family, I was so sorry to hear about Bonnie's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and so kind to check in with my mom periodically during her illness. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Lillian Bradett Sprouse
Lillian Sprouse
January 6, 2021
Bonnie was a lovely lady. I met her while working in the OFATS department at UVa in the early 80's. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family.
Julie Winslow
November 24, 2020
Bonnie was the most lovable of women. I worked with her at the Alumni Association and she brought joy and grace to everyone in her company. I will remember her fondly with my condolences to her family.
Dawn Martin
November 23, 2020