Clara B. Ford


AUBURN — Clara B. Ford, 97, formerly of 852 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, passed away Saturday, April 30, at Clover Manor.

She was born in Phillips on March 21,1914, the daughter of the late Everett and Annie Carson Bean Beedy.

Clara was married on April 18, 1936, to Appleton E. Ford, who predeceased her in 1984.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as head housekeeper at the Pineland Center in New Gloucester. She was a member of the Congregational Church of New Gloucester where she was active in the Ladies Circle and the Evening Guild. She was also a member of the Pine Cone Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the DAR and the Maine State Employees Association.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Bradbury and husband, Fred, of Lewiston; a daughter-in-law, Avis Ford of New Gloucester; four grandchildren, Dana Bradbury and wife, Jennifer, Lorraine Knight and husband, Christopher, Jason Bradbury and wife, Tina, and Joelle MacDonald and husband, Thomas; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Edward Ford; a sister; and two brothers.

Clara’s family thanks the staff of Clover Manor for the loving care she received.

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