April 23, 1954-May 13, 2010.
Jim was born in Elmira, N.Y., on April 23, 1953, to Harold and Geraldine Ford. He was one of seven children. Jim graduated from Elmira Free Academy High School, and attended Corning Community College in Corning, N.Y.. In 1976, he moved west to Mesa, Arizona, to join two of his brothers, Don and Dennis, where he worked for a golf course and recreation center. Moving to Pagosa Springs a few years later, he worked for Fairfield, and then married Jackie Pechin in 1983. They had two children, Brett Harold Ford and Jessica Ann Ford. Jim was a volunteer fireman, and belonged to the Lions Club. He liked to fly fish on the East Fork, and enjoyed an occasional round of golf with his brothers and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son, Brett Ford, of Pagosa Springs; his daughter, Jessica Ford, of Colby, Kans.; brothers, Don Ford (Paula), Pagosa Springs, Ron Ford (Paula), Auburn, N.Y., Dennis Ford (Dana), Pagosa Springs, Eddie Ford (Tammy), Elmira, N.Y.; sisters, Jackie Ford, Elmira, N.Y., and Debbie Ford, Elmira, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
We wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this time.