Robert D. Ward 1942-2010

Posted on January 20th in Obituaries

Robert D. Ward, 67, died on Jan. 3.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Portland to Herbert Ward and Thelma (Parks) Ward Huntley.

Ward was raised in Juntura and educated in Juntura and Burns.

After high school, he joined the Army completing 13 years of service with tours in Hawaii, Germany and two tours in Vietnam.

After his service years, he worked on various ranches in Nevada.

Ward was a member of the VFW #397 in Vancouver, Wash.

He is survived by his  wife, Delphine Ward of Vancouver, Wash.; sons, Robert Ward Jr., James Ward and wife Nicole, and Brian Ward, all of Vancouver; and grandchildren, Alexander Ward, Emily Ward, Alyssa Ward and Brian Ward. He is also survived by his siblings, Shirley Christopher of Los Vegas, Nev., Patricia Luderman of Bend, Karen Schenk of Long Beach, Wash., and William L. Ward of Olathe, Kans.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Ward and Thelma Huntley; and brothers, Gerald Ward and James Ward.

There will be a service with full military honors at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date.

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