Robert J. 'Jerry' Ward, 85, passed away July 7, 2013. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores 'Dolly' Ward; children, Doug (Betsy) Ward of Westminster, Colo., and Scott (Debbi) Ward of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Joan Prescott of Ada, Okla., Jane Starritt of Colorado Springs; brothers-in-law, Al Orr, 'Punk' Maurice (Rene) Ivey; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Ward of Albione, Neb., Myrna Ward of Pueblo; grandchildren, Cynda, Karen, Danny, Jennifer and Brian; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grand-child; numerous nieces and nephews, first and second cousins from all over the world; Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Dorothy (Babbitt) Ward; son, Greg; brothers, Charles, Jim, John; in-laws, M.J. and Edith Ivey; sister-in-law, Phyllis Orr; nephews, Christopher Ward and Mark Orr. Jerry was born May 24, 1928, in Canon City, Colo. He married Dolly on March 20, 1948, at St. Patrick's Church in Pueblo. He retired from Dana Corporation in 1988. Jerry was a very active member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks 90, the Eagles Lodge #145 and the Dana Retirees Association. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans Ave. Private inurnment at Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC. Online condolences,

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  1. Hi, Dolly, you may not remember me. I am Chastille Ayres. Now Lynn, my mother was Betty Marvene Ayres. She is deceased. I have looked for you for many years. So sorry for your losses. Love to your family, Chastille Lynn

  2. To Dolly, Scott and Doug! So sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of your family growing up next to you. Such a long time ago. I am living in Arizona with my family. I have been married 33 years to Rick Melvin and I have a daughter, a son, a 2 yr. old grandson and 6 month old twin grandbaby girls. May God’s Blessing be with you and comfort you at this difficult time.

    Gayle Haberman Melvin

  3. Scott, stumbled on this today. Was thinking about your Dad when we were kids and the tacos he made and set over. 1st and best tacos I’ve ever eaten. If you wondering who this is, I’m your former next door neighbor, Karen Haberman. I’ll let my Mom know and Gayle. Give your Mom my best and I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. God Bless you!
    PS I live in NW Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. I see that you’re in Seattle. WOW!

  4. Scott,
    I just heard about the loss of your father. I am deeply sorry. Your dad was such a good person. I have many good memories of your family and I wanted you to know that I was thinking about you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Rest in peace, my friend. It was my pleasure to have known you and your wonderful family. May God be with you all. Much love, Rhonda Ward

  6. Scott,
    Tom and I (Cheryl Kimbrough) send our prayers as you and your family go through this time together. We have lost our moms – it isn’t easy. Just know that we are thinking of you and your family sending positive thoughts your way.
    Love ya Scotty. Tom and Cheri

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