Lester “Les” Randolph Ford, Jr.

Date of Birth

September 23, 1927

Date of Death

February 26, 2017

Lester “Les” Randolph Ford, Jr., PhD, passed away on February 26th, 2017 at age 89. He was born September 23rd, 1927, in Houston, TX, to Lester R. Ford, Sr., and Marguerite Eleanor Ford (nee John). He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Houston Olson, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Naoma Gower Ford (nee Gower), his nine children from his first wife, Janet Johnson (nee Lux): Diana Tashjian, Barbara Daniels, Pamela Ruggiero, Andrea Crebassa, Randy Ford, Melinda DiMartino, Ilisa Kim, Fred Ford, and Ken Ford, along with their spouses and their many children and grandchildren. For a full obituary, please use the following link: http://bit.ly/2mLM7Gq

A celebration of his life will take place on April 8th, 2017, at 2:00, at the Valle Verde theater, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Direct Relief, www.directrelief.org, or to a charity of your choice.


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