2007-12-28 / Obituaries

Ludlow Ford, 94

Ludlow Campbell Boyd Ford, 94, adored and adoring wife of the late Norbert Martin Ford, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, a few weeks after her birthday. Luddie, the daughter of Lillie Day Campbell and John J. Boyd, was born in South Orange, N.J. Luddie's life was filled with many adventures and experiences. She worked for Bamberger's in Newark and Macy's in New York City, first in sales and then as a jewelry buyer. Luddie volunteered as a nursing aide during World War II while Norb served as an infantry officer in Europe. After the war they started Hill Hollow Farm (a mail order business) and her mustard was served at L'Aiglon in New York City until she and Norb moved overseas. Their years in Bermuda and Ireland where she resided until June 2006, were filled with great happiness and loving friendships. She was a member of the Royal George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland and The Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Ireland.

She leaves her son, Andrew Elwood Ford, and grandson, Jared Martin Ford; her daughter, Carol Ford Corey and her husband Walter, and his sister, Felicity Mead. The children of Carol and Walter: Anne Campbell Roy Leape and her husband, Tim, Geoffrey Carson Roy and Robert L. Roy III, and Britta Corey Lago and Neil T. Corey. Luddie and Norb had a son Robert Campbell Ford who died in infancy. She also leaves a nephew, Stephen H. Plum, and his wife, Hazel, of Austin, Texas, and Elizabeth B. Plum of Whitehouse Station, N.J. and their families.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held in May 2008. The date and place will be announced.

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