Samuel Widd Medford, Sr.
It is with deep sadness that need to inform you of the
passing of my father, Samuel Widd Medford, Sr.
Widd was born in Durango, Colorado, on April 5, 1937, as the only child to
Sam and Esther Medford.. Upon graduation from high school in 1955, Widd
attended college, then joined the USAF from 1959 to 1965. While in the Air
Force, he flew RB-47s and earned two Air Medals and the
Distinguished Flying Cross. Along with so many others, he fought
the Cold War in relative obscurity. However, due to his and
others’ sacrifice, his grandchildren now only read about the Cold War
in their history books.
Samuel Widd Medford went to be with Jesus in the early hours of May 8, 2017,
with family by his side. He is survived by his son Widd Jr. and his wife,
Launa, son Brad and his wife, Julie, daughter, Deanna, and seven
grandchildren; Brennan, Andrew, Ryan, Haley, Marchet, Allie and Tyler.
He will be laid to rest in the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.
Date: Fri, May 12, 2017
and I were crewed at Forbes from 1959 until Sept 1963.
He left the AF for a career with TransWorld Airlines. He once told me he
rarely thought of TWA after he retired, but often fondly recalled his days
with the 55th SRW.
Really Good guy.
Lived in Austin, TX. No obit in paper as yet, but it could not be
better than the one by his son.
Widd is second from left. Taken Oct 1962, Incirlik AB, Turkey