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Dies at Stayton
Mrs. A. J. Ward passed away at her home in Stayton, Oregon September 05, 1967.
Margaret Jane Everett was born on June 30, 1883 in Madison County, Arkansas to the late William and Catherine Presley Everett. She was Married to Albert J. Ward on may 04, 1902 in Alabam, Arkansas and came west with him in 1910, at which time they settled in Wallowa county, where they owned and operated a store. They sold their business in 1941 and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Mr. Ward died on Sept. 15, 1946. Two children predeceased their parents.
In recent years Mrs. Ward has made her home at Stayton. Her death occurred exactly one week after that of her son-in-law, Oscar Hammack of Enterprise.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Carrie) Hammack of Enterprise, and Mrs. Lee (Esther) Horner of Stayton; four sons, Maynard Ward of Portland; Everett Ward of Camarillo, California; Woodrow Ward, Eatonville, Washington and Robert Ward of Morton, Washington. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ward were conducted on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist church, Enterprise, with Rev. Douglas Field, pastor, officiating. Rev. and Mrs. Field served as vocalists, and Mrs. Lawrence Rowe as organist.
Casket bearers were Lawrence Rowe, Mervin Zollman, David Ervin,Gifford Botts, and Vernon and William Hammack. Internment followed at the Enterprise cemetery.
Funeral arrangements and service were under the direction of Harold E. Hammack, of Toppenish, Wash., grandson of the deceased.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, Sept. 14, 1967
Contributed by: Susan Wells