Submit a memorial

Celebrate your loved one’s life in a way that’s as independent as they were – in the Daily Independent and on YourValley.net. Share fond memories, photos and information on celebrations of life using our easy, step-by-step process.


Mildred “Millie” Ford

May 17th, 1916 -August 15th, 2021

Posted

Mildred, commonly know as “Millie” Ford passed on August 15th, 2021 at the grand age of 105.
Millie was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on May 17th, 1916 to Daniel Walter Trout and Margaret Maclwee Trout.
In 1920, her father died in the Spanish flu epidemic and several years later her mother married Frank Morgan and they moved to Philadelphia. Millie graduated from West Philadelphia High School and then went to work for the Westinghouse Corporation.
She met and married Alexander “Ted” Ford in 1937 and had one child, Jane in 1941. She then worked at Chestnut Hill Hospital when Jane was in junior high and retired from there in 1981 when she and Ted moved to Arizona. She then volunteered at Boswell Hospital for many years in several departments and at one time was in charge of the Vial of Life program that was started at that location.
After the death of Ted in 1992, she continued to volunteer until 2010, played cards regularly with her friends and took several trips to California and other locations.
In 2017, she sold her home and moved to Sun Valley Lodge where she met many new friends and engaged in their activities.
In 2020, she contracted Covid 19 but recovered well and was able to resume her activities at the Lodge. In 2021, she fell ill with congestive heart failure and was not able to recover. She is survived by her daughter Jane Freas, grandsons Wes and Eric Freas and great grandsons Weston, Carter, and Crosby Freas.
A celebration of life service will be at Sun Valley Lodge on October 23rd at 1:30 P.M., in lieu of flowers, donations to non-profit Sun Valley Lodge, 12415 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ, 85351 would be appreciated for the caring and love she received there.