Joseph Garn Ford

28 Feb 1939 - 2 Feb 2011


Joseph Garn Ford

28 Feb 1939 - 2 Feb 2011
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Joseph Garn Ford

Married: 14 Dec 1962

Ogden City Cemetery

1875 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States

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Children: Jonathan, Aimee, Mary, Michael, Patricia, Megan, Elizabeth


July 20, 2013


July 6, 2013

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Memories of Grandpa Garn: By Jacob Tafuna'i (Grandson)

Contributor: jillpz Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My grandpa Garn was a hard working man. I will always remember the way he tended his flower beds, planted his vegetables, picked his fruits, and kept his house tidy (even when he had 30 or so grandchildren running around). My grandparents lived in a large 3 story home in Centerville Utah, not far from most of their kids of which 5 of 7 live in Ogden Utah. Garn was a Dentist, and through a long career of dedication to his patients, made a nice living and retirement for himself and his wife Catherine. Because of this they have been able to travel the globe, visiting all 4 corners of the earth. I remember stories of my Grandpa growing up on his spacious farm in Centerville. He was born into the Great Depression, which instilled in him a knack for finding sales, and just being very frugal with his money. This was a part of my grandpa that I deeply admired, and it helps me look back to the past. I loved that part of him, it just made him who he was. A man trying to save money, trusting in God, and trying to raise a successful family. Some of my favorite memories of him are when we were on family trips to Bear Lake, or Lake Powell Utah. He had an old red boat that he would take us out on, to tube, ski, board, or just get some fresh air. I remember one time on a cloudy cold day during the annual Bear Lake trip at Ideal Beach in Garden City, Grandpa Garn went out to ski, but he knew what he needed to do on a day like that. So he grabbed a wet suit, and squeezed in, bracing for the chill of the lake. As soon as he was in, he was sputtering and flailing around as one does when they hop into bear lake. Everyone in the boat just couldn't stop laughing with him, it is very fond to look back at all the times he made me happy. Garn was just always there to make someone laugh or even just try to put a smile on their face. By learning the piano as a child, he eventually recovered from the polio disease which he contracted in his youth. He was so good by the time he was 70 that he was playing in church, playing for grandchildren sitting on his lap, playing soothing jazz music from his era, and just playing for family Christmas sing-alongs. Grandpa was a strong willed, loving, hard working, and most important, spiritual man. Being born into a rich Mormon heritage that began in ancestors like Mary Fought Garn, or John Ford Senior, he grew to become a faithful member of this great gospel. He forever believed in Family unity, his savior Jesus Christ, and the reality of priesthood power on the earth. Even though he passed away when I was only 11 I will never forget the lasting impact of example he has had on me. I can't wait to see him again someday, and live with him and my family in a better place.

Joseph Garn Ford

Contributor: jillpz Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

He would take us to bear lake and take us boating. He loved to play the piano

Life timeline of Joseph Garn Ford

Joseph Garn Ford was born on 28 Feb 1939
Joseph Garn Ford was 5 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Joseph Garn Ford was 14 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Joseph Garn Ford was 26 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Joseph Garn Ford was 40 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Joseph Garn Ford was 51 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Joseph Garn Ford was 53 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Joseph Garn Ford was 64 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Joseph Garn Ford died on 2 Feb 2011 at the age of 71
Grave record for Joseph Garn Ford (28 Feb 1939 - 2 Feb 2011), BillionGraves Record 4504472 Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States