Pamela Helene Ford

Pamela Helene Ford, 76 of Tecumseh, Mich. died October 26, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

She was born October 26, 1944 in Marlette, Mich. to Ward and Irene Atkins. She was a graduate of Saginaw Business Institute, where she was the founding President of Alpha Iota Business Sorority. On September 18, 1965 she married Donald Ford in Burnside, Mich. She retired from Tecumseh Public Schools after 19 years as a school secretary. She was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Tecumseh, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

Pamela is survived by her husband, Donald; their children, Brian (Jill) Ford of Celina, Ohio, Brenda (Richard) Nelson of Clinton, Mich., and Betsy (Doug) Adler of Milford, Mich.; grandchildren, Darren (Natalie) and Spencer Ford, Megan and Clark Nelson, Kaitlyn (TJ) Cenci, Kellen and Emma Adler, and one great-grandson, Carter. She is also survived by her sister, Dianne (Roger) Herpolsheimer, many brother- and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her twin brother, Paul Atkins.

Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes.  Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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