Gladys F. Ward, 92, a lifelong Baker City resident, died April 19, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Pastor Jack Bynum will officiate. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Gladys was born on Oct. 16, 1912, near Wingville to Lewis C. and Laura Phillips Morin. She was married to Al Moser on June 18, 1927.

They had four sons, one of whom died at birth. Al died in March 1968. She married Newton Ward in 1977. Newt died in March 1990.

Gladys was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She was active with the senior citizens and played with the Kitchen Band. She took tap dancing lessons in her 80s.

She was a fine candy maker and dessert cook. She opened her doors to people in need and was always generous and loving with her friends and relatives.

Survivors include her sons, Lewis Moser, and his wife, Patricia, of Anacortes, Wash., and Frank Moser and his wife, Lois, of Caldwell, Idaho; daughter-in-law, Chari Moser of Bellevue, Washington; seven grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren; a brother, Claude Morin of Utah, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Gary and Bruce Moser; her brothers, Reese, Vernell, Ted, Pierce, and Glen Morin; and her sisters, Clata Morin and Nellie Brannock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Alliance of Oregon or to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 25, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor