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Dorothy Fay Ford

December 29, 1922 — November 7, 2013

Dorothy Fay Russell Ford, 90, peacefully went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Thursday, November 07, 2013 in Liberty, Texas. A memorial service for Mrs. Ford will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. E. B. Beasley and Rev. Jon Stouffer officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Mrs. Ford was born December 29, 1922 in Huffman, Texas to parents Leonard T. and Wilmer Lindley Russell. After she graduated from Starville High School, Dorothy attended business school and later worked in the oil and gas industry and was a Desk and Derrick Club member in Beaumont before marrying M.W. Ford, Jr. Dorothy has been a longtime resident of Dayton where she was active in many organizations. She was a member of the Woman’s Club, Stitch and Chatter, Priscilla Club, DAR, DRT, Quilting Club, Dayton and Liberty Art Leagues, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, attended the Mary Martha Sunday School Class, and participated in the United Methodist Women. Dorothy was a talented seamstress and loved quilting. She was an accomplished cook and was well known for her delicious baked goods that would appear at friend’s homes. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Iris Russell Fallier, and her granddaughter Elizabeth Bajgier. She is survived by husband of 56 years, M. W. Ford, Jr. of Dayton; daughters: Gina Bajgier and husband Gary of Houston; Dr. Jessica Johnson and husband John of Dayton; grandchildren: Sam Mazzu, III and wife Tracie of Houston, Dorothy Jo Landry and husband Ryan of Bulverde, Boone Bajgier and wife Rebecca of Utah, Esther Bajgier of Houston, Ruth Ann Bajgier of Houston and William Johnson of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren: Mason Milo Landry and Georgia Mae Mazzu; brother: Leonard Thomas Russell of Beaumont; first cousin like a sister: Charlene Leonard and husband W.S. “Bud” of Beaumont; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. For those who desire, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 505, Dayton, Texas 77535. Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

4:00 - 6:00pm

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14250 State Highway 150 W, Coldspring, TX 77331

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Monday, November 11, 2013

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