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Laura Ford

Laura Ford

November 13, 1959 July 26, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Laura Zabel Ford (Laura Marie Zabel)

I'm heartbroken to announce that my wife, Laura Zabel Ford, died Thursday night from organ failure due to metastatic breast cancer. Laura passed away at home; I was with her. Children Lindsey Dean and her husband, Steve; Christopher Ford and his wife, Megan; and grandchildren Arthur Dean, Iris Dean, and Katherine Ford visited earlier in the evening before she passed away. Laura was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in the fall of 2017 but actively lived life right up to the point where her body finally failed. On the week she passed away she went to Church services on Sunday, Pilates class on Monday, took Granddaughter Iris to swimming lessons on Tuesday, entered Hospice care on Thursday, then passed away on Thursday night. That was Laura. We miss her love, her light, and her life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the charitable cause of your choice. The family will be making a charitable donation to breast cancer research at the University of Michigan Cancer Center, https://leadersandbest.umich.edu/find/#!/give/basket/fund/304917

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Service Details

  • Funeral Service

    Friday July 26, 2019 | 12:00am
    First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
    120 S. State Street
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Friday July 26, 2019
    12:00am
    Officiant
    Reverend Nancy Lynn
  • Visitation

    Thursday August 1, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Thursday August 1, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Clinton Grove Cemetery-21189 Cass Avenue-Clinton Township- MI- - 48036-2011-09-16
  • Second Visitation

    Friday August 2, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday August 2, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Clinton Grove Cemetery-21189 Cass Avenue-Clinton Township- MI- - 48036-2011-09-16
  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday August 2, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday August 2, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Clinton Grove Cemetery-21189 Cass Avenue-Clinton Township- MI- - 48036-2011-09-16

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Rebecca Stucki

I was introduced to Laura through my sister, Martha Williams, who was her dear friend. Laura became my Realtor and helped me purchase my first house, and subsequently sell it 15 years later. She was always honest and trustworthy, and I valued her advice. My condolences to her family and friends. She was a very special woman.
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Cynthia K Doody

I am sorry to hear of Laura's passing. What an energetic and warm hearted person to know. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Blessings to you.Cynthia Doody
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