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Owen Pollard Ford
Dec. 16, 1917 June 30, 2010
Ford retired1
Owen Ford, 92, passed away at Emmanuel Hospital on June 30. He was born in Moody, Texas and was in the Army for 20 years. He was in the 5th Horse Calvary and served in George Patton at Ft. Clark, Texas and later under General MacArthur in the Pacific War.  He then served in the Korean War. While stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas and working with Olympic Team, he saw the horse Calvary disbanded. He retired as a Master Sgt., 1st Armored Division, Ft. Polk, La., at the age of 38. From there he worked in the Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Polly (Eddie) Wright of Groveland; grandson, Doug Wright; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gwyneth Lee Ford; and by his parents, Rev. Henry Ford and Mary Ethel Ford.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 at Whitehurst, Norton, & Dias Funeral Service, 286 West Main St., Turlock. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8 at Whitehurst, Norton, & Dias Funeral Service. A military burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 8 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd., Gustine.
Remembrances can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Services are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton, & Dias Funeral Service.