In memory of
Glenn Ford October 20, 1952 - May 16, 2021 Kuna, Idaho - Glenn Ford, 68, of both Cascade, ID and Kuna, ID was surrounded by his family as he passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on May 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. Glenn was born on October 20, 1952 in Boise, ID to his parents Harold (Hal) and Ray (Dougherty) Ford of Mountain Home, ID. Glenn was the youngest of 3 children. On August 10, 1974 in Boise, ID he married Joyce Hackney of Las Vegas, NV. While they only knew each other 6 weeks prior to the wedding, their love for each other carried them through nearly 47 years of marriage. They had two beautiful children, Sarah and Riley and later in life "adopted" Courtney Andrus claiming her as one of their own. Glenn loved his family deeply and unconditionally and his departure has left a huge hole in our hearts. Glenn attended Boise State University and in 1973 he became a law enforcement officer in a newly formed narcotics unit under the Idaho Attorney General's Office. He served as a Special Agent, Bureau Chief, and ultimately was appointed by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne as Deputy Director of Idaho State Police. His nearly 30 year career included Idaho Bureau of Narcotics, Idaho Bureau of Investigations, and the Idaho State Police. He attended the FBI Academy as well as the DEA Academy. He was well respected and admired for going to battle for his employees, his friendly personality, and his work with other law enforcement agencies. Glenn retired in 2002 with a medical disability. Glenn loved hunting, boating, fishing, wood working, 4-wheeler rides, scuba diving, being with family and friends and anything that involved a Margarita or a Martini. He had an infectious smile and loved to laugh. He was always able to make people feel good about themselves. Glenn is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters Sarah (Mark) Nasker and Courtney (Jay) Andrus, son Riley, sister Sharon Farnham and many grandchildren who called him Pappy. He was preceded in death by his father Harold (Hal) Ford, his mother Ray Ford, and his sister Linda Sielaff. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. The service will be at the Barber Park Education and Events Center located at 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716. The service will be outdoors, but not socially distanced. For those attending who would like to contribute, we ask for a dessert for our dessert table. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to St Luke's Hospice for the care they extended to Glenn and our family. With their help, we were able to fulfill Glenn's wish to remain at home. Your kindness and compassion touched each of our family members deeply.
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