Jane Elizabeth Freitag Ford was born on September 26, 1927 to Ruth and Gus Freitag in Elyria Ohio, Jane passed away on March 1, 2014 and entered into the presence of the Lord. Jane, affectionately known as Mama Jane, to her treasured twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren was loving, caring and kind to all that crossed her path.
An identical twin in a family of eight children, Jane was reared in Houston and attended Stephen F. Austin High School and the University of Houston. In 1948 she met Creed Ford, Jr., a graduate of Texas A&M and they were married on December 31, 1949. They were blessed with five children, all graduates of Lake Highlands High School, Dallas where Jane was a member of the Lake Highlands Women’s League. Being a mother was her life and passion until the children fledged the nest at which time Jane began playing golf. She is a proud member of the National Hole-In-One Club and served as President of the Dallas Athletic Club Ladies Golf Association.
Jane was an avid supporter of her children’s athletic endeavors and a faithful fan of the fighting Texas Aggies and the Texas Rangers. An accomplished cake decorator and gourmet cook, her greatest pleasure came from entertaining family and friends and making her home and garden beautiful and inviting. Jane’s fondest memories were travels with Creed, her beloved husband of 64 years.
Jane is survived by Creed Ford, Jr., her husband, daughter Karen Cook and her husband Bill of Longview, son Creed Ford, III and his wife Lynn of Austin, son Randal Ford, Sr. and his wife Denise of Dallas, son Terry Ford and his wife Julie of Dallas, and daughter Nancy Mulligan of Boulder Co., twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her twin sister, Jean Stone.
Visitation and Recital of the Holy Rosary will be held at North Dallas Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Monica Catholic Church on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Commitment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2:15 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Monica Catholic Church, the Dallas Arboretum or a charity of choice.