Louise Grace Ford

 

Louise Grace Jones Ford, 96, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Oakwood Cemetery

She was born in Sweetwater, TX on January 7, 1922 to Charles Edwin and Sarah Margaret Jones. Following high school graduation, Louise worked for Bell Telephone and Ford Motor Company. She married Dr. Walter Luckie Ford on May 3, 1947. They moved to Waco where her husband served as the Chief of Staff for the Waco Veterans’ Administration Hospital and she became a devoted full time housewife and mother.

She loved playing golf, gardening, sewing, fishing, wildlife, playing her piano and spending time with her family. She was actively involved in her children’s lives and served as a Den Leader for Boy Scouts, Leader for Camp Fire Girls and President of the PTA.

Louise was an avid golfer who was active in the Lake Waco Women’s Golf Association and served as President during this time. She was amongst Waco’s top women golfers during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Although she won many championships, one of the highlights of her game was hitting her first hole in one at the age of 75 years. She continued playing golf until she was 85 years of age.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, 4 brother brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her twin sisters, Mary Kinerd and Mabel Baker.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Geraldine Kaszczuk and husband, Bob; son, David Lee Ford; and daughter, Mary Sue Graham and husband, Mike; grandchildren; Nicholas Kaszczuk and wife, Leisa; Alex Kaszczuk and wife Emily; Tara Haberl and husband, Paul; David Ford Jr and wife, Susanne; Sunny Timmermann and husband, Chris; Jeff Graham, Krystal Stapleton, Jason Graham and wife, Patricia; great-grandchildren Gwendolyn Kaszczuk; Madison, Meredith, Makaelin and Max Haberl; Emily, Jacob and Mia Ford; Cade and Cailtlyn Timmermann; Cody and Kason Graham; Haylie, Hollie and Hayden Stapleton; and Marlie Graham and Sean Honea. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice.



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Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706



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  1. My memories of my Aunt Lou are amazing. She was the most wonderful, amazing lady. When we visited, I felt like the most important person in the world. She went above and beyond to make sure I was active and had plenty to do. Fishing, shooting, swimming, etc…always amazing! She will be missed.

  2. Sharon Makowski

    I have very fond memories of Mrs. Ford as the mother of Sue, a friend and classmate. I recall her as energetic, active, and involved with her family, a great lady with a great personality. What a legacy with such an extended family and what a blessing you had to share life together for so long. This burden is heavy and I trust your hope is in the Lord.
    Walter and Sharon Makowski

  3. Everyone should have an Aunt Louise.
    So much fun to be with. Loved her meals fresh from the garden.
    She was always supportive and inspired confidence, especially after teaching me to tie a hook on fishing line.
    She has long been my hero and now I learn she shot a 66!
    Thank you for many precious memories.

  4. I am sorry for you loss. Lou was one of my favorite ladies to play golf with. She was so patient when I first started playing . I have thought about her a lot in recent months but had no way to reach out to her. She will always have a special place in my memories.

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