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Wallowa County Obituaries

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Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher


Kenneth Wayne WARD


Mrs. Melvina WARD

Nellie Maud (FISHER) WARD

Orlando WARD

Carl Ward Meets Death Under a Truck

Little Carl Ward met instant death yesterday by falling underneath the wheels of a heavily loaded truck. the truck belonging to the Hamilton Dray Co., was backing up to the E.M. & M. new building with a full load and the little fellow attempted to climb on the back end. The driver was totally unaware of the little fellow being near. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Ward and had lived all his short life in Enterprise. Carl was six years old in March of this year.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday January 16, 1919

Ken Ward Killed in Car Wreck

Kenneth Wayne Ward, 40, of Pullman, Washington, formerly of Enterprise, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward of Enterprise, was killed at 1:50 pm on Saturday, Jan. 25, 1969 in a two car collision of US Highway 195 about seven miles south of Pullman. Kenneth was driving a 1967 Plymouth sedan and was south bound when his car skidded on the icy road and collided with a north bound 1963 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by John George, a professor at WSU, who was accompanied by his wife, Mary Helen. Mrs. George passed away at the Pullman Memorial hospital. Mr. George suffered bruises, abrasions and shock. Washington State Police said that the Ward vehicle went into a skid on a slightly downhill curve and crossed into the path of the George vehicle and was struck on the driver's side. Both vehicles came to a stop in the ditch adjacent to the northbound lane of traffic. Both vehicles were damaged beyond practical repair. Ward was killed outright and Mrs. George, a lab technician at WSU, died enroute to a Pullman hospital. Ward had been employed as a ranch hand by Richard D. Wilbourn, Rt.. 2, Pullman, for the last six years.

Memorial services for Kenneth are being held today (Thurs.) at 2 pm at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Military committal service will be by Wallowa Lake Post No. 157 of the American Legion of Joseph, and casket bearers will be Richard Stein, Horce Daggett, Delwyn Zollman, Jean Butler, Gary Muntjewerff and Ronald Cole. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery.

Kenneth was born April 8, 1928 at Enterprise, son of Landy and Nellie Ward, and he had lived in Wallowa Co. until 1964. Since that time he had made his home in Pullman and was a farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War. On Oct. 29, 1957, he was married at Joseph to Betty May Jennings. Survivors include his wife Betty and two children, Jerry Lee and Kathy, at the Pullman home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward of Enterprise, and one brother, Jay Clifton Ward of Joseph.

Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated June 30, 1969.

Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher


Funeral Services were conducted Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Richard Anderson (Lois Ward), 28, of Oregon City. Rev. Earl Rogers officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ralp Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best who sang "Beyond the Sunset". Pallbearers were Keith Searles, Harold Lay, Bob Hamilton, Jack Christy, Bob Freels and Clyde Fleenor. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Her first funeral was held at 10:30 Saturday at the chapel of Atkinson Memorial Congregational church in Oregon City.

Lois Eileen Ward was born January 6, 1923 in Portland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward. She was united in marriage to Richard Anderson at Freewter in 1946. She died at the Oregon City hospital Thursday, October 25. She had been in failing health since last summer but became worse about two weeks ago. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Oregon City for the last 2 and 1/2 years and her husband is the principal of the Park Place School. She was a member of the Atkinson Memorial Congregational Church and was active in the Primary Mother's club and the Yomareo club of the church. Also, she was a member of the Jaybettes. A memorial to Mrs. Anderson has been established at the Oregon City library. She is survived by her husband, year old daughter, Merri Jay, of Oregon City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward and brother, Jay Ward of Enterprise. Her other brother, Kenneth W. Ward is with the Army in Florida.

Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated Nov. 2, 1951.

Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher

In Memorium

Mrs. Melvina Ward

Death has taken our dear mother. Mrs. Melvina Ward. There was plucked the sweetest flower that ever blooms. It makes our hearts sad to give up our loving mother but our loss is heaven's gain. That sweet voice is still. She has gone to sing with the angels in heaven. She was always a dear mother and devoted christian for years.

To our friends and neighbors and all who helped during the sickness and after the death of our mother, we sincerely thank you. Anna B. Dixon ; Mary Harmon

Wallowa County Reporter May 1, 1918

Nellie Maud (FISHER) WARD

Nell Fisher Ward, a lifetime resident of Wallowa CO., died April 26, 1981, at Wallowa Memorial hospital. She was 80 years old. The daughter of Hiram and Emma Rundall Fisher, she was born Sept. 18, 1902 in Lostine. On March 14, 1923, she married Landy Orlando Ward in Enterprise.

Graveside services will be Thursday April 30, at 2 pm in the Enterprise cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Schmidt is to officiate. Interment will follow. Mrs. Ward is survived by her son, Jay Clifton of Enterprise, a brother Harry Fisher of Union, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice in Mrs. Ward's name. Arrangements were made by Bollman Funeral Home.

Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated April 30, 1981.

Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher

Orlando "Landy" WARD

Orlando (Landy) Ward, died of a heart attack on Friday Dec. 26, 1969 on the Snyder Ranch in Paradise area where he was spending the Christmas holiday with his son. Funeral services were held Monday, at 2 pm at the Bollman Funeral Home. Interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery with military committal service by Wallowa Lake Post #157 of the American Legion.

Born Nov. 22, 1895 in Milan, Missouri, son of E.R. and Myra Ward, and lived in Wallowa county for 69 years. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired logger. On March 14, 1925 he married Nellie Maud Fisher, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, Jay Clifton Ward of Enterprise; a sister, Mrs. Iva Williams of Portland and six grandchildren.

Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated Jan. 1, 1970.

Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher

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