Bonnie Lou Ford

FordBonnie ObitAugust 18, 1927 – January 15, 2016

Bonnie Lou Leavitt Ford, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 15, 2016, residing at her assisted living apartment. Bonnie was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Abraham, Utah, Millard County to Donna Rushton and Laman Pulsipher Leavitt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Nolan Ford. They met in Twin Falls, Idaho, when Nolan was on leave from the U.S. Navy and Bonnie was working as a beautician. They were married there March 17, 1962.

Bonnie was originally a resident of St. George as a child in the 1930s before moving to Las Vegas where she grew up. Bonnie and Capt. James N. Ford, after retiring from 26 years in the USN, moved to and were residents of St. George from September 1980 until Nolan’s untimely death in December 1990. Bonnie continued to reside there on and off, spending time with their children in California.

Bonnie is survived by her four children, Michael Zicari and his wife, Lisa (Clements, California), Toni Greves and her husband Mark (Castro Valley, California), Randy Ford and his wife Louise (Vacaville, California) and Douglas Ford and his partner Ted Marigomen (Belmont, California); 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m., at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
  • Visitation will be held Saturday, prior to services, 9:30 -10:30 a.m., at Metcalf Mortuary.
  • Interment will be held in the St. George City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit their website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.


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