James Ford

James Henry Ford

1949 - 2021

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James Henry Ford, 72, of Hillsboro, OR, passed away at Providence St. Vincent Hospital with his wife and daughter at his side on December 18, 2021, due to heart complications. On September 9, 1949, Jim was born to Woodrow and Lula Ford in Lowell, Arkansas, and moved with his family to Selah, WA, when he was three years old. Jim graduated from Selah High School in 1968 and excelled in baseball playing his position as a pitcher; he attended Yakima Valley College, where he got an associate's degree. He married Elaine Stitz on November 17, 1973, and celebrated 48 years of marriage; together, they had one daughter, Alison. Jim worked as an electronic technician for Tektronix, NEC, and Solectron during his career. Jim enjoyed deer and elk hunting with his dad, brothers, and best friend Vern Horn in the Wenas Valley. Jim enjoyed golfing, reading about history and astronomy. He could probably tell you just about anything in the universe. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow and Lula Ford; brother, Joe Ford; sister, Shirley Nelson; and nephew, Craig Ford. He is survived by his wife Elaine; daughter, Alison Ford, Beaverton; brothers, Steve (Lorraine), and Ken (Sue), both of Yakima, WA; sister, Dorinda (Roddy) Baze, Kennewick, WA; sister-in-law, Sharon Ford, Moxee, WA, and several nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association or Doernbecher. Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 6, 2022, at Valley Memorial Park in Hillsboro.
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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Valley Memorial
3809 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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