Frank Ford


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Frank Ford, a life­long ed­u­ca­tor and ac­tive com­mu­nity mem­ber of Santa Clarita, passed away at Henry Mayo Ne­whall Hos­pi­tal on De­cem­ber 4, 2018. Born Jan­uary 15, 1928 in %DNHUV¿HOG RQ WKH HYH RI WKH *UHDW De­pres­sion; Frank grew up on a cot­ton farm in West Texas with his younger sib­lings Mar­garet, Billy, 0DU\ DQG *OHQQD 8SRQ JUDGXDWLRQ from Texas Tech, the wide-eyed farm boy em­barked on a long ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion. Frank mar­ried Lena *RRGVRQ DQG UDLVHG WZR GDXJKWHUV LQ 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 GRFWRUDWH DW %<8 VXSHULQWHQGHQW IRU 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. The Sig­nal, De­cem­ber 8, 2018 Sign the Legacy on­line guest­book at www.sig­

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