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Patricia Lee Ford

October 1, 1941 - March 11, 2014

Our precious Wife, Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Cousin departed from us on March 11, 2014 due to complications surrounding multiple illnesses. Patricia Lee (Cahoon) Ford was born October 1, 1941 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Harry Ralph and Allene (Lawrence) Cahoon. She was the second of six children. She was a proud graduate of South High School.

She had many pets throughout her life. She often told stories of her Rusty (dog), George (coati mundi), and Cindy (horse) who were probably amongst her favorite.

Pat met and married the love of her life Lawrence Mack Ford on November 28, 1960. Pat and Mack had five beautiful girls who she adored.

Mom worked for Defense Mapping Agency as a Freight Rate Specialist for over 31 years. She enjoyed her many friends there and the friendships they would keep for a lifetime.

Mom and Dad enjoyed their retirement years making sure to watch The Young and The Restless every morning and going to movies.

She took many trips with friends and family across the country from San Diego to Missouri, Kentucky, San Francisco, Las Vegas and many more. She enjoyed her weekend runs to St. George as that was her second home. She also loved reading, doing puzzles, trivia, ghost stories and crimes shows. There was often not a time when you would come into her home and she was not completing a puzzle. Mom was coming into the 21st century with social media and technology.

Our mother touched each and every person differently and the words she would use to express to each and every one was meant for that one person to always remember, as it was sincere and it was from her heart. This is who she was in how she expressed herself. She made all her nieces and nephews feel as if they were her own children or grandchildren and made her grandchildren feel as if they were the only one that mattered and that they were her favorite.

Mom had a strong bond with her siblings as they would always laugh and have a great time whenever they were together. She loved her family more than any of us will ever know. Pat was a big supporter of many, many family functions and loved every invite she received to celebrate the successes of family members.

She is survived by her sweetheart of 53 years, Mack: Debra (Fil) Martinez, Susan (Bryan) Bithell, Cindy Salisbury, and Patti (Teddy) Daniels. The prosperity she leaves behind siblings: Janis, Hank (Carol), Robert (Barbara), Linda (Brent) and brother-in-law: Leonard; Grandchildren: Jeni, Jeremy, Sadie, Joshua, Samantha, Chante, James, Brandon and Jessika; Great-Grandchildren: Alexis, Jacob, Ty, Cami, Averi, Casten, Autumn, Hazen, Joel, Adrianna, Shaylee, Roman and Korbin; along with many nieces and nephews. Mom is preceded in death by her parents, a baby daughter, sister Ann Cahoon Norman and sister-in-laws Joan Allen and Kathy Helmick.

We would like to thank each and every care giver throughout her journey and Legacy Village Rehabilitation for taking care of her ever so gently.

As always, Mom is getting in the last word by having a graveside only service against our wishes, yet another battle she won against her girls.

We love you Mom and will miss you terribly.



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Born: October 1, 1941
Died: March 11, 2014

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Julie Erickson posted on 3/15/14

Sorry to the family on your loss of a great Woman my heart goes out to you knowing you lost a great family member. The family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.


Larry & Linda Sheppard posted on 3/15/14

Dear Friends (Family), Though heavy hearted we are over Pat's departure from a loving & supportive family here, we know that she was undoubtedly reunioned with many cherished loved ones upon her arrival in the spirit world. Enough can't be said about this endearing & tender natured person - Pat follows the lead Allene & Aunt Marvel in attending all events of every immediate & extended family member. Those of us who were blessed to have this marvelous person in our lives will forever be influenced by her caring & supportive nature. May each of her Family Members be confident that this dear women lives on; she has in deed gone to prepare a place for each of her loved ones, who will one day- be at her side. May you find peace in the many cherished memories, which you will always share with this marvelous lady. Larry Kelly & Linda Sheppard


Lucy Mickelson Davis posted on 3/13/14

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Growing up next to the Ford's I spent countless hours at their home with Cindy. Pat was like a second mom to me for many years. She was kind, loving, had a wonderful laugh and loved a good concert! I will cherish all of my memories with her and I hope your family finds comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have of your mom. Much love- Lucy xo


Candee Allred posted on 3/13/14

It just wont be the same going home without seeing Pat zooming in the driveway and waving from across the street. Pat was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She will be missed.


Linda posted on 3/13/14

Love & miss ya so much sis - you now will be "Dancing with the Stars"! I'll miss your texts and your smiles.


Janis Boone posted on 3/13/14

Love ya Sis, and will miss you very very much.