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Elmer Lawrence Ford

November 17, 1961 — January 15, 2022

Elmer Ford, 60, of Florence passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Patrick Hospital. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Elmer Lawrence Ford, son of Elmer and Nadine (Boswell) Ford, was born November 17, 1961 in Redding, California. He attended Plains High School but enlisted in the United State Coast Guard in 1979 just before graduating. Elmer was united in marriage with Janice Stout on October 23, 1979 in Sandpoint, Idaho. His work was also his passion; he was a talented mechanic and automotive restorationist.

Elmer loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. In his free time, you could find him tinkering on his cars. A moto he lived by was “Let’s get this done and over with!”. He enjoyed traveling to visit his daughter and trying the local cuisines. He could be a crank old codger sometimes, but he was always willing to lend a hand to a person in need. Above all else, he cherished the time he was able to spend with is family and friends. Elmer was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish Elmer’s memory are his wife, Janice Ford; children, Zeb (Megan) Ford; Aimee Ford; Tiffany Ford; grandchildren, Daniel (Libby) Ford; Matthew Ford; Destiny Ford; Jasmine Ford; Zeb Ford Jr.; David Duval; Nevaeh Duval; great grandchild, Gracelynn Ford; brother, David (Julie) Ford; nieces, Amber (Allen) Butler; Shaun (Eugene Crist) Ford; Hannah (Darren) Grooms; nephews, Joshua Ford; Jeremy Ford; extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Hatfield; Marlin Ford; Johnny Ford; daughter-in-law, Jenny Ford.

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