Alice Ford, 76, of Vega, Texas, USA, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020
She was born January 22, 1944, in Alamosa, Colorado, to the late Luis and Rebecca Madril.
Alice married Leonel Ford on May 28, 1960, and together they raised 6 children. As a young navy wife, she often relocated her family to the next assigned location when Leonel was overseas during the Vietnam War. In 1976, Alice received the Navy Wife of the Year award for her outstanding service and dedication to our country. When Leonel retired from the navy, the family moved to Pampa, Texas and Alice completed her Associate’s Degree and began focusing on her career. She worked as a travel agent, baker, teacher of adult literacy, and as a chiropractor assistant. She was also active in a foreign student exchange program giving the opportunity for her family to host several students from Spain, Portugal, Canada, and Ecuador. She retired in 1999 and moved to Amarillo, Texas, lived in Claude for two years, and finally settled in Vega, Texas in 2019.
Alice was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, aunt, and great-aunt devoting her life to her family. She was also very active in her Catholic faith and loved serving in the church as a eucharistic minister, sacristan, usher, a volunteer receptionist, and parish committees.
Alice is survived by her children, Mark, Matthew and Irina, Martin and Celine, Michael and Theresa, Maxine and Bobby, and Maurice; her siblings, Maximo, James, Richard and Rebecca Madril, and Georgiana Salazar; her 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and great-nephews, and great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Rebecca Madril; her two granddaughters, Kaleigh Rose Ford and Audrey Anne Ford; and her husband, Leonel.
Due to the pandemic, funeral services for Alice will be announced in early January and the burial service will be held in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to honor Alice, a breast cancer survivor to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) at https://give.bcrf.org/fundraiser/3087145
Also, donations to help fund the funeral expenses can be arranged through her daughter Maxine at 806-930-4166.
Arrangements have been made under the care of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79109 806-355-8156.