Ida Jansen Ford, 82, a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington for over 60 years, died Thursday at the home of a daughter in Arlington. She had been suffering from a heart ailment.
Mrs. Ford was born in New York City and grew up in Orlando, Fla. She moved to Washington in 1917 and joined Calvary Baptist in the same year. She remained a member for the rest of her life.
For more than 40 years she was a teacher and secretary in the church's Sunday School. She alos was a member of the Burrall (Bible) Class and a member of the women's Mission Society.
She also was a member of the Organized Bible Class Association. She worked for the American Red Cross during the Depression. She was a member of the Brightwood Rebekah Lodge No. 11, I.O.O.F.
Mrs. Ford lived in Washington until three years ago, when she moved to the home of a daughter, Barbara F. Szydia, in Arlington. Her husband, William L. Ford, a retired accountant in the Treasury Department, died in 1959.
In addition to Mrs. Szydia, survivors include another daughter, Esther F. Tatham of Falls Church; a brother, Carl Jansen of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Hilda Pruett of Webster, Fla., Elsie Ellis of Oviedo, Fla., and Vera Fennell of Orlando; two grandsons, and two great-grandsons.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, or the Cardiac Unit Development Office, Arlington Hospital 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington, Va. 22205.