William B. Ford, 78, of Peoria, died Jan. 16, 2002. he was born March 21, 1923, in Safford, Ariz.
He moved to Pine in 1971. He and his wife Nancy built their retirement home there and retired in 1985. They lived there for 10 years before moving to Peoria in 1995. He retired from the Southern Peru Copper Company of Ilo, Peru.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served four years in the South Pacific.
Survivors include his wife Nancy of Peoria; two sons, Carl and David both of Phoenix; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ben of Safford and Seth of Mesa.
Memorial services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 83rd Ave. and Sweetwater in Glendale.
Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Veterans Cemetery on Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.