Jeffrey Scott Ford died peacefully at home on August 11th, 2023 at the age of 57. Jeff suffered from a number of health complications, predominantly renal failure, diabetes and neuropathy.
Jeff was born on August 26th, 1965 in Torrance, California to Gary Vincent Ford and Julia Ann Ford who passed away early in Jeff’s life. Others who preceded him in death were his grandparents, his Uncle Jimmy, and his former boss and mentor Mr. Lakha who spent many years with Jeff in hotel management. Jeff is survived by two children, Tyler (Ronicka) and Madison (Spencer), and four grandchildren, Braxton, Howard, Vincent, and Callie. Jeff also leaves behind his two sisters (Kellie and Kim), whom he spent many years with, vacationing on the beaches of Washington and Oregon.
Jeff lived a life full of love, hardships, and grief in his short 57 years. Jeff lived an exciting life, had a big personality and had many exciting, often devious stories from his past. Jeff later became a highly involved and beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Throughout Jeffs life, what he always enjoyed most was spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews often teaching them mischievous things and feeding them lots of candy and treats. There is no shortage of fun memories of the practical jokes and pranks Jeff was involved in.
In Jeff’s final years, he became the strongest version of himself living sober, finding a new connection with religion and spirituality and embracing his identity as a loving, involved grandfather. Jeff did not want anyone to grieve him and refuted any traditional services after he would pass. Instead, friends and family will visit Jeff’s home on Friday, August 18th from 1-4pm to share their memories of Jeff with each other. Jeff will be missed by many.