Oscar “Ozzie” Ford passed away on April 7, 2021, in his new home in Vancouver, Washington, with Frieda, his wife of 63 years, by his side. Ozzie and Frieda were long-time residents of Carson City, residing there since 1968 when Ozzie embarked upon a 22 year career with the Nevada State Library system. The Fords loved Carson City and Ozzie was always out and about, riding his bike around town and often walking to work. Shortly after arriving in Carson City, Ozzie met a number of tennis players at Mills Park and helped start up the Carson Tennis Club - the courts soon became home base for years of family fun. Ozzie enjoyed skiing, camping, hiking and sailing and the Fords enjoyed many adventures in the great outdoors.
After Ozzie’s love for his family, a close second was his passion for flying, and he spent countless hours airborne, traversing the skies of Northern Nevada and beyond. He
learned to fly as a young man and over the years owned a number of small planes, making good friends at the Carson airport. In his mid-70’s, after selling his last plane, Ozzie took one last shot at the skies when he bought and learned to fly an ultralight. He would later say that of all his years in flight, the ultralight was possibly his favorite way to take to the skies, that it was the closest thing to being a bird.
In addition to his wife, Frieda, Ozzie leaves behind daughters Rebecca and Vanessa, son Dana, daughter-inlaw Sheryl, and eight grandchildren. Among many things Ozzie will be remembered for his deep love for his wife Frieda, his devotion to his family, his love of language, trademark sense of humor and optimistic approach to life - he will be deeply missed.