- Jean S. Ford passed away on December 24, 2016, at her home in Blue Hill. She will be remembered for her love of family, passion for adventure and inspiring independence. Jean was born on March 17, 1941, to her parents Adeline and Cecil Ford of Sargentville.
She graduated from high school in Princeton, NJ, in 1959, but stayed linked to her classmates from George Stevens Academy. Together they formed a group known as the '59ers and remained actively connected through their fun monthly outings with one another. Jean was a 1990 graduate of Husson College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She became a realtor for Shephard's Select properties and went on to own Sargent's rentals. Jean was Regent of the Majabigwaduce Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution in Brooksville. She devoted much of her time to her community, including volunteering at the Tree of Life Thrift Shop, working as a Voting Clerk for the town of Blue Hill, and participating in a local weekly prayer group.
Jean was an avid traveler, taking many trips to Europe and Mexico throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed the thrill of exploring foreign places and meeting new folks throughout her many journeys abroad. She inspired a love for adventure in the lives of her grandchildren and many "adopted" grandchildren. She promoted traditions of birthday luncheons, apple picking, Easter egg hunts, and museum trips in addition to hosting many more memorable events for her family.
Jean was predeceased by her parents; her stepfather, Alton Smith; her brother, Rodney Smith; her sister, Alice "Snookie" Powers; and her son, Stanley "Cappy" Sargent. She is survived by her daughter, Sara Channell; daughter in-law, Tina Sargent; grandchildren, Helen Channell, Michael, Whitney and William Sargent; brothers, James and wife, Glenna Ford, Victor and wife, Debbie Smith, Foster and wife, Loretta Smith, and Norman and wife, Pat Smith; sister, Annie Bartley; in addition to many nieces and nephews; and two special friends, James Bray and Sherri Haskell.
A special celebration of life will be held on January 28, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Pleasant Street in Blue Hill.
Published on  January 18, 2017