Audrey Ford, 88, “the last Monarch of Red Rock”

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HUDSON–Audrey E. Ford, 88, “the last Monarch of Red Rock,”  died Thursday at Community Hospice of CMH.

Mrs. Ford born November 3,1921 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie (Pitcher) Osterhoudt. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.

She married  the late Kenneth W. Ford and moved to Red Rock in 1943,  where she has resided since. Mrs. Ford was a member of the Red Rock Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary, Red Rock Historical Society and served as president of the Red Rock Cemetery Assn. A good natured, thoughtful and loving person, she loved bird watching and offered piano lessons.

Mrs. Ford is survived by a son, Kenneth A. Ford of Sumter, S.C.; daughters Noreen Ford of Stephentown, Nancy Ford of Ballston Spa, Diana Novosel of Hadley and step daughter Betty Helliwell of Red Rock. She is survived also by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 12 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. A calling hour will be Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in the Red Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Red Rock Cemetery Assn., c/o David Cooper, 402 Co. Route 24, East Chatham, N.Y. 12060.

For on-line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com

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