Martha Rose Ford, 91, of Orange, passed away Aug. 30, in Orange.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Youngsville, La., Oct. 9, 1922, she was the daughter of Elie David and Eve Cabrol David. Martha was a wonderful mother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved spending her afternoons in her garden and cooking gumbo and dirty rice in the kitchen. She enjoyed helping in the community and was a member of the Women’s Club of Orange. She took delight in volunteering at Orange Memorial Hospital, St. Mary Catholic School, and American Red Cross. She will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Texas Total Care Home Health and Hospice, and to Margaret Kirkwood, Mrs. Ford’s caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil G. Ford; parents, Elie David and Eve Cabrol David; brothers, Lloyd David, Clarence David and Francis David; and sisters, Anna Comeaux, Eula David, Mabel Eastin, Lydia Guilliot, Carmen Reaux, and Della Melancon.

She is survived by her sons, David Ford and wife Julie of Houston, Mike Ford and wife, Karen, and Lee Ford and wife, Bobbie, all of Orange; grandchildren, Bryan Ford and wife, Cindy, Barrett Ford and wife, Jennie, Emily Ford, Grant Ford and wife, Cristen, Kevin Ford and fiancé, Sara, Christina Eddy and husband, Kyle, Kelly Ford, and Victoria Lanting and husband, J.B.; great-grandchildren Hannah Eddy, Emma Eddy, Chloe Ford, Ava Montondon, Allison Le, Kylee Lanting, Eli Ford, and Jennings Lanting Jr. and her beloved dog, Sweet Pea.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Eddy, Grant Ford, Bryan Ford, Barrett Ford, J.B. Lanting, Kevin Ford, Kelly Ford and Robert Enmon. Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Melancon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, Texas 77630.