Evelyn Irene Ford, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Born May 26, 1941, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Vernon E. and Rena M. (Dinger) Parr. She was the first woman to become a Fire Marshall in Indiana. She is survived by her son, Brad (Christy) Baumgartner; daughter, Paula (Timon) Bradfield; grandchildren, Jennifer Baumgartner, Timon (Caroline) Bradfield, Brittany Bradfield, and Dillon Spindler; and great-grandchildren, Avery Parks, Aria Bradfield, Adalynn Bradfield, and Timon Bradfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gail Ford; and sister, Carol Retz.