Private family interment for Ann Acord, 74 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Monday at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo will be held by her family in Montana. Donations in Mrs. Acord’s memory may be made to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneral.com
Ann Louise Acord was born on April 28, 1942 in Deer Lodge, Montana to George and Lois Edden. She grew up and went to school in Avon, Montana. She was married on January 21, 1959 in Deer Lodge to Francis Acord and they made their home in Avon and Ann worked in food service. They moved to Granby, Colorado for a short time before moving to Dillion, Montana where they lived on a ranch. In the early 1970’s they moved to Harrison, Montana and in the early 1980’s moved to Wolf Creek, Montana where they worked for former Governor Tim Babcock on the Ox Bow Ranch. In 1985 they moved to Fort Benton, Montana where they lived and worked on ranches. Ann cooked at the Sunrise Bluffs Senior Center for several years in Fort Benton and in the late 1990’s they moved to Cut Bank, Montana. In 2006 they moved to Weston, Wyoming to live and work with their son and daughter-in-law. They moved to Ucross, Wyoming in 2009 where they worked for Barry Bauer and later moved to the TA Ranch south of Buffalo. They continued at the TA until her death.
Ann was an excellent cook and enjoyed crafts and playing cards especially Rummy. She was an accomplished Darts player but her passion was spending time with her family.
She is survived by four sons, Dan Acord and his wife Joann of Manhattan, Montana, Ted Acord and his wife Ethel of Sun River, Montana, Ken Acord of Great Falls, Montana and Shawn Acord and his wife Darcy of Weston, Wyoming; two brothers Steve Edden and his wife Barb of Quilchena, British Columbia and Lewis Patrick and his wife Rhonda of Helena, Montana; three sisters, Carolyn Bright of East Helena, Montana, Linda Coty and her husband Randy of Helena and Roberta Patrick of Helena, Montana; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.