Laura Ward Obituary

Laura A. Ward
Laura Ward
Laura A. Ward

April 10, 1908 - October 13, 2008
Born in Otis, CO
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Laura A. Ward, 100, passed from this life at her home at the Reserve in Urbandale on Monday, October 13, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Westover Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Fairfield, Nebraska.

Laura was born April 10, 1908 in Otis, Colorado the daughter of John and LaVern Nixon. She received a teaching degree from Hastings College in Nebraska. Laura married William Jesse Ward on December 8, 1931. She had been a school teacher, restaurant owner and a beauty school recruiter. Laura lived in Urbandale for 61 years and was a member of Urbandale United Church of Christ and the Daughters of Ceres. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as, flowers and gardening. The Laura A. Ward Park on 100th Street in Urbandale is named in tribute to her.

Laura is survived by her sons, John R. (Patricia) Ward of Punta Gorda, FL; W. David Ward of Urbandale; Steven M. (Barbara) Ward of Islamorada, FL; grandchildren, Dana (Kris) Hollmer, Stephanie (Mike) Pearson, Kristen (Jason) Rappe, Billy Ward, Lisa (Todd) Martin and Steve Ward II; and great grandchildren, Lauran Ward, Nick Martin, Jackson Martin, Quinn Martin, Jaclyn Hollmer, John Hollmer, Natasha Pearson, Alexandra Pearson and Michael Pearson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse Ward; sisters, Erma Nixon, Opal Kullberg and Betty Kent; and brother, Ward Nixon.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Westover Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Laura A. Ward Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 71099, Clive, Iowa 50325.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
2:00 PM