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Denny Scott Ford, 48, quietly and peacefully glided into the arms of his heavenly father above on Oct. 16. He was a beloved and devoted husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to all. He opened his heart and touched the lives of so many.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of almost two years, Annette; parents, William and Janice Ford; sons Jose and Sam (Erika); and grandson, Jessie; sisters Debbie and Diana; brothers Jay and Brad; and the unconditional love of his and Annette’s dogs, Cooter, Prince, Hunter and Jackson.

Denny was the youngest of five children, born in Tempe, with family roots in Indiana. He graduated from Coronado High School, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Prescott. He was employed by Honeywell for 23 years, ending his career as an aerospace project manager. He was a member of the Honeywell Fire Department and participated as a bull rider in the Garret Memorial Rodeos. Denny was a man of strong faith in our Lord and his brother, the Rev. Jay Ford will be officiating his memorial. Denny was an enthusiastic sportsman and outdoorsman with a passion for hunting Elk and enjoyed living in the Ahwatukee area for the last several years.

Denny’s life will be celebrated with a memorial gathering at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale, at 1 p.m. on Oct. 26, with a reception to follow in Messinger’s Courtyard Reception Room.

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