Payton Earl William Ford, age 12, tragically died on Monday April 9, 2018, at 3:18 a.m. at OHSU Doernbecher Hospital in Portland, OR.
Payton was born on April 24, 2005, in Roseburg, OR, to parents Kevin Ford and Rachelle Green. A bright, phenomenal, and athletic child, Payton was known by his family and friends to be sharp, smart, and loving. He loved basketball, 4-wheeling, riding quads and anything to do with sports. He was known for his love of the Golden State Warriors basketball team. He was a special boy. He attended 7th grade at Gervais Elementary school.
Payton is survived by his dad and stepmom, Kevin and Emma; mom and stepdad, Rachelle and Kyle; his brother, Landen; his sister, Julia; his grandparents, John and Brenda Murphy and Cheri Sherman; his aunt and uncle, Nathan and Kylee Watt; his uncle, Nathan Kruse; aunt, Janelle Yates; and many extended family members and friends.
A celebration of life will take place on Sand Island at a future date and time to be determined. A goFundme account is available to assist the family’s medical finances circling this situation. https://www.gofundme.com/medical-and-family-needs-for-payton