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Raymond Ward 69 Dies after Brief Illness Thursday
The Haines area lost one of its most prominent citizens Thursday afternoon, April 24, when Raymond Asher Ward 69, succumbed at St. Elizabeth Hospital to a brief respiratory illness.
Mr. Ward was a grain broker at Haines, was manager of the Haines plant of the Baker Mill and Grain Co. for over 25 years and was manager of the Haines Grain and Feed Co.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Grays West a & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Rev. Gordon Ruddick of Haines First Baptist Church officiating and interment in the family plot at the Haines cemetery.
Mr. Ward was born March 7, 1900 at Wingville, Oregon, the son of John and Frances Asher Ward. He attended schools in Haines and was married to his wife, Olga Maxwell Ward in Baker on April 18, 1924. His business career was matched by an active life in the Haines community.
He was at the time of his death a member of the city budget board. He had been active in the local school board and in the Boy Scouts. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing and all outdoor activities. He was active in the Haines First Baptist Church.
Besides his wife Olga, other survivors are his two sons, Raymond M. Ward of Pomona, California, and Glen F. Ward of Heppner; one sister, Mrs. Alice Long, a teacher in Baker; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; one brother Wallace Ward, preceded him in death. Friends who wish, may contribute to the Memorial Fund of their choice.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 1969
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor