Monday , November 05, 2012 - 9:00 AM
George A. Ford of Ogden celebrated his 95th birthday at the Maddox Ranch House Restaurant, combining his celebration with the 70th birthday of his daughter Pam Erickson.
He was born in Ogden on Nov. 3, 1917, the son of James A. Ford and Ida May Burton. He graduated from Ogden High School and furthered his education through correspondence courses and higher institutes of learning.
He was married to Lorraine Barnes in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple by former LDS President David O. McKay on May 15, 1940. She died on Oct. 16, 1998, after more than 58 years of marriage.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a radio operator in B-17 Bomber aircraft. He worked for the Railway Express Agency and retired from Hill Air Force Base.
He has served in many callings of the LDS Church: high priests group leader, bishop’s counselor twice, Mutual Improvement Association president, extraction program, bishop, high counselor and served with his wife in the Ogden LDS Temple as an ordinance worker.
His interests are service in church callings, reading, life stories and helping his family and friends with needed projects.
He is a life member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and a member of the Northern Utah Golden Spikers Good Sam Club.
His children and their spouses are Pamela and Kent Erickson, and Gregory and Sharon Ford. He has eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with two deceased.