Don Ford Hammerland, 72 of Soda Springs, Idaho passed away on Thursday, February 15,2018 in the arms of his loving wife surrounded by his family.
Ford was born May 29, 1945 in Brigham City, Utah the son of Lance and Patricia Hammerland.
He married Colleen McDermott on November 7, 1974 in Pocatello, Idaho. They had a daughter Misty D in 1978.
Ford married the love of his life Beverly Davis Cannon on December 25, 1984 in Soda Springs, ID.
In his early years Ford bought a farm in Winder, Idaho and enjoyed rodeo where he did bronc and bull riding. Ford started working at Becker in Soda Springs in 1978 and then bought a home there. He always had good stories about guys he worked with at Becker. In 1987 Ford bought a big rig and went out on the road driving truck. In 1994 his Wife joined him on the truck and they worked together for over 20 years as a team, site seeing while making a great living. Even though Ford spent countless hours on the road he constantly found time to attend his kids and grandkids events as they were the joy in his life.
Ford is survived by his wife Beverly Hammerland of Soda Springs, Id., also a son and two daughters. Michael and Tara Cannon of Soda Springs, Id., Tina and Tracy Vorwaller of Soda Springs, Id., and Misty and Jason Blotter of Preston, Id. Ford had 8 grandkids to keep him always busy and smiling.
As Ford wished, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
From the Box Elder News Journal
Don “Ford” Hammerland, 72, of Soda Springs, Idaho, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in the loving arms of his wife, Bev, and surrounded by his family.
Ford was born May 29, 1945, in Brigham City, Utah, to Lance and Patricia Ford Hammerland, the youngest of six children. His siblings are Patsy Wells (Myrl), Margaret Birch (Kenneth), Joy Hammerland, Gary Hammerland (Janee), and Donna Marie Hammerland.
Ford was raised in Corinne, Utah. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was able to make those around him feel happy. As a result, he had many friends. He was loved by his family and all who knew him. He attended school in Corinne and Brigham City. He was a member of Future Farmers of America in high school. He graduated from Box Elder High School in 1963.
Ford loved animals, especially horses and dogs, and of which he owned several through the years. He loved rodeos and participated in many rodeo events with his friends, riding broncos and bulls. He also was a clown at several rodeos and helped protect the other riders from the bulls.
He served our country in the National Guard for six years.
He worked at Big J Mills in Brigham City, Utah, and at Thikol in Promontory, Utah.
Ford was interested in farming, and in the early 1970s, with the help of his sister, Patsy, and her husband, Myrl Wells, Ford bought a farm in Winder, Idaho.
He married Collen McDermott on Nov. 7, 1974, in Pocatello, Idaho. Ford and Colleen lived on the farm until 1977 when it was sold. They welcomed their daughter, Misty D, in 1978.
That same year, Ford started working at the Becker plant in Soda Springs, Idaho, and bought a home there. Ford, in his humorous way, always had good stories to tell about the guys he worked with at Becker.
Colleen passed away June 26, 1981. Ford raised Misty D by himself for three years.
In 1984, he met the love of his life, Beverly Davis Cannon, and married her on Dec. 25, 1984, in Soda Springs, Idaho. Beverly had two children, Tina and Mike Cannon. They became a family of five, with both Ford and Bev being grateful to have the opportunity to help raise more children.
In 1987, Ford bought a big rig and went out on the road. In 1994, Bev joined him on the truck, and for 20 years, they were a team working together.
Ford loved his children and his grandchildren. They were the joy in his life and kept him smiling. Even though Ford spent countless hours on the road, he constantly found time to attend his children’s and grandchildren’s events.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Donna Marie Hammerland; his brother, Gary Hammerland; his brother-in-law, Myrl Wells; and his first wife, Colleen McDermott Hammerland.
Ford is survived by his wife, Beverly Hammerland, of Soda Springs, Idaho; son, Michael Cannon (Tara), of Soda Springs, Idaho; daughters, Tina Vorwaller (Tracy), of Soda Springs, Idaho; and Misty Hammerland Blotter (Jason), of Preston, Idaho; eight grandchildren; three sisters; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; and his beloved dog, Muttley.
Graveside services will be held March 3, at 2 p.m. at Soda Springs Cemetery, in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com.