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Noemi J. Ford

Birth Date: June 23, 1930
Death Date: October 25, 2017

DECATUR- Noemi Josefa Ford, 87 of Decatur, IL, formerly of Tampa, FL passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Services to celebrate Noemi’s life will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the chapel of Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa, FL. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Boza & Roel. Noemi will be laid to rest next to her husband 1:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Memorial are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at

Noemi was born on June 23, 1930 in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras Central America, a daughter of Angelita Andino (de Moya) and Esteban Moya Nolasco. She worked as a legal secretary in Honduras. Noemi enjoyed sewing and making jewelry and was an avid doll collector having a collection of over 900 dolls. She married Jewel Lamar Ford on December 1, 1968. He passed away on September 25, 2008.

Surviving are her devoted daughter Marbella (Robert) Marsh of Decatur, step-son- Glen (Millie) Ford of Tampa, three sisters- Melba Moya de Romero of Tampa, Angelina Moya Ford of Brandon, Eloisa Moya of El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras, grandchildren- Stephen (Cindy) Lindsay and Jay (Christine) Lindsay, step-grandchildren- Molly Marsh and Patrick (Andrea) Marsh, great-grandchildren- Kaylynn Lindsay, Alyssa (Timothy) Reif, Jacob Lindsay and Austin Lindsay and step-great-grandchildren- Benjamin and Kayla Knöpher.

Noemi was greeted in Heaven by her parents, husband and one brother- José Esteban Moya.

Local arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the expanded online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

November 1, 2017
6:00 pm
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Boza & Roel Funeral Home
4730 N Armenia Ave Tampa, FL 33603
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November 2, 2017
1:00 pm
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, FL
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Celebration of Life
November 2, 2017
10:00 am
Boza & Roel Funeral Home
4730 N Armenia Ave Tampa, FL 33603
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  1. Marbella te acompañó en tu dolor por la pérdida de tu querida Madre. Se lo duro que es perder un ser querido y no hay palabras que quiten ese dolor, solo los bellos recuerdos y el pasar del tiempo lo amortigua.
    Besos y abrazos.
    Mary Calix Bardales

  2. I love Mimi. She was always so sweet and kind. She always opened her home to us. Her and Lamar would let us stay with them while our parents were working and treated us so well. Noemi was a kind-hearted person and she will be missed.

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