Alice Marie (Madril) Ford

Alice Ford, 76, of Vega, Texas, USA, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020

She was born January 22, 1944, in Alamosa, Colorado, to the late Luis and Rebecca Madril.

Alice married Leonel Ford on May 28, 1960, and together they raised 6 children. As a young navy wife, she often relocated her family to the next assigned location when Leonel was overseas during the Vietnam War.  In 1976, Alice received the Navy Wife of the Year award for her outstanding service and dedication to our country.  When Leonel retired from the navy, the family moved to Pampa, Texas and Alice completed her Associate’s Degree and began focusing on her career.  She worked as a travel agent, baker, teacher of adult literacy, and as a chiropractor assistant.  She was also active in a foreign student exchange program giving the opportunity for her family to host several students from Spain, Portugal, Canada, and Ecuador. She retired in 1999 and moved to Amarillo, Texas, lived in Claude for two years, and finally settled in Vega, Texas in 2019.

Alice was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, aunt, and great-aunt devoting her life to her family.  She was also very active in her Catholic faith and loved serving in the church as a  eucharistic minister, sacristan, usher, a volunteer receptionist, and parish committees.

Alice is survived by her children, Mark, Matthew and Irina, Martin and Celine, Michael and Theresa, Maxine and Bobby, and Maurice; her siblings,  Maximo, James, Richard and Rebecca Madril, and Georgiana Salazar; her 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and great-nephews, and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Rebecca Madril; her two granddaughters, Kaleigh Rose Ford and Audrey Anne Ford; and her husband, Leonel.

Due to the pandemic, funeral services for Alice will be announced in early January and the burial service will be held in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to honor Alice, a breast cancer survivor to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) at

Also, donations to help fund the funeral expenses can be arranged through her daughter Maxine at 806-930-4166.

Arrangements have been made under the care of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79109 806-355-8156.

6 Replies to “Alice Marie (Madril) Ford”

  1. Matt, so sorry for your loss and your families’ loss of your mother. God’s grace and peace to each of you.

  2. Maxine I am so sorry for the loss of your mom I am keeping you in my prayers love you pray God gives you strength and comfort

  3. My most sincere condolences to her beautiful family! There was nothing Alice could not tackle and there were no strangers in her path. I will always remember her beauty, her kindness and her hospitality. So very sorry for you loss Mark!

  4. my sincere condolences to all the family, such an amazing person, God Bless you all 🙌

    Mr.and Mrs Joe Romero Sr.and family

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