Mildred Elizabeth Bilodeau-Ford

In Red Bluff, Calif., on August 16, 2011, at the age of 88 years, Mildred Elizabeth Bilodeau-Ford died after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Ford, whom she married 67 years ago in Emporium.She will be profoundly missed by her children, Thomas (Marcella), Donna (Pat) and Robert (Jane); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald Bilodeauof Colorado; her sisters, Beverly Averial of Emporium, Dolores Lawrence of Corvallis, Oregon, and Emily (Stan) Anderson of Warren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.A graveside funeral service for Mildred Elizabeth Bilodeau-Ford will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2011 at the Newton Cemetery in Emporium, with the Rev. David Kanski presiding.