Helen L. Ford, 82, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas.
The family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 25th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 26th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Deacon Robert Standridge officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Helen was born July 10, 1925, in Galveston, and was a lifelong resident of the island. She graduated from Ball High School and was a loving wife, mother, and “Maw Maw.” Helen enjoyed sewing, baking, and cooking, but her grandchildren were the center of her life. She doted on her grandsons and took great pride in their achievements.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bessie Larsen; her husband, Fred M. Ford, Jr.; brother, Walter Marion Larsen; sister, Marjorie L. Barnett; and brothers-in-law, W.D. Barnett and Walter L. Ford.
Helen is survived by her son, John Walter Ford, Sr.; daughter, Linda Jean Ford; beloved grandsons, John Walter Ford, Jr. and Christopher Joseph Ford; brother-in-law, Robert E. Ford and wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ford Kitkoski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Helen’s grandsons, John Walter Ford, Jr. and Christopher Joseph Ford; her nephews, Robert O. Ford, Kirk E. Ford, Danny Woods; and Carmine Melilli.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas (Boomer) Marinelli, David W. Fish, R.A. Apffel, Tom Lewis, Sam Fichera, W. H. Nelson, Charles Vasquez, Sam Stathakos, Thomas Lasater, William Carter, Don Mafrige, James Elbert, Leonard Baranski, Phil Hosey, and Benno Deltz.