Honoring Fran Ford

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Ann-Francis Dale Barker Ford 

Mrs. Ford to the young kids, Fran Ford, Frannie 

Born January 16, 1923, in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Brigadier General Harold Richards and Beatrice Winter Barker. 

She married Lt. Cdr. William Render Ford on July 20th 1945. 

They had 4 children, David and his wife Pamela of Newport; Thomas and his wife Greta of Key West; Dale of Cambridge; and Richards and his wife Mimi of Winter Park

Of her numerous activities she was 

An excellent cook. 

President of Key West Audubon Society 

Lifetime Member of Key West Art and Historical Society 

Lifetime Member of Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust 

Commissioner on the board of the Key West Tree Commission 

Active Member of Key West Garden Club 

Active Member of Key West Botanical Garden 

Active Member of Last Stand 

Active Member of the Nature Conservancy 

Active Member of Naval Retired Officer Wives Club 

Active Member of Junior League 

Active Supporter of Florida Keys Mangrove Terrapin Study 

Active Supporter of the Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park 

Active Supporter of Little Hamaca State Park 

Active Supporter of Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park 

Active Supporter of Ft. Jefferson National Park 

Active Supporter of historical Key West Cemetery 

Creator of the Whistling Duck Pond, 

Co-Owner and Operator of Sea Store at 614 Greene St., Key West