Date of Birth: December 13, 1954
Date of Death: September 22, 2014
Services: Memorial service Wednesday, 11:00am at the Pacific Street Chapel
Visitation: Visitation with the family Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:00am at the Pacific Street Chapel.
Judith Vera (Judy) Ford, 59, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born December 13, 1954 in Bethesda, MD to William Burlin Watkins and Vera Loreen Underwood Watkins.
At age 5, Judy's parents returned to their home State of Arkansas. She attended school in Little Rock, graduating from McClellan High School in 1972. Continuing her education, Judy received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway; a Masters Degree from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri; and, in 1990, she graduated "Cum Laude" from the University of Detroit, School of Law with the degree of Juris Doctor. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; the State Bar of Nebraska; and the State Bar of Arkansas. She is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Judy retired from the position of Senior Vice-President-Human Resources at AGProcessing, in Omaha, Nebraska in 2011, after eighteen years of service. Prior to that she had worked in Human Resources for Vickers, Incorporated in Searcy, AR., as well as at the Joplin, MO and Tulsa, OK facilities. She was Human Resource Manager for Comcast Cablevision in Flint and Pontiac, Michigan. After law school and prior to moving to Nebraska she was a practicing Attorney.
Judy had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed traveling. She visited every State in the U.S. and took numerous trips to Canada and Mexico; as well as Central America; the islands of the Caribbean; and to many countries in Europe.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Howard (Jim) Ford; two sons, Jason Ford and wife, Tina of Bradenton, FL, Brant Ford of Springdale, AR and one granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Ford. Judy loved puppies and dogs and is also survived by her "girls" Sophia and Chloe, her two precious and totally spoiled Maltese.