Odom Lee Ford, 79, Brookings, died Aug. 15, 2000.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1939 to 1945. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and he was in most of the South Sea battles. He served aboard the U.S.S. Portland and the U.S.S. Pasadena.

He married Mildred Erwin and they moved to Brookings in 1951. He was an original shareholder in Brook-Ply where he worked until retirement.

He was a charter member of the Brookings Elks Lodge and a charter member of the Pelican Bay Art Association. He was noted for his wildlife paintings, his family said.

He was a lifetime member of the American Bowling Congress. He set a record of 31 years and five months of perfect attendance in league play. He was also an avid golfer.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Mildred Ford, Brookings; daughters Mary Turner, Brookings; Delores Robinson, Medford; grandchildren Gary and Scott Turner, both of Brookings; Cori Bergeron, San Jose, Calif.; Cindy Franck, Medford; Chris Lowe, Rhode Island.

Also surviving are six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents Odom and Mary Ford, and sister Thetez Tison.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Brookings Presbyterian Church, 540 Pacific Ave. Dr. Warren J. Muller will officiate.

Arrangements are under the directions of Litty Funeral Directors, Brookings Chapel.