LAWRENCE WARD, HOULTON – Lawrence Ward, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at a Houlton hospital. He was born on November 3, 1931, in Houlton, the son of Robert O. and Helen M. (McSheffery) Ward.
Lawrence grew up in Ludlow and graduated from Houlton High School in 1950. He went to work at Coles Express and then was drafted by the US Army. He served for two years, in Pittsburg, PA. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Houlton to continue working at Coles Express. After working for Coles for twenty eight years he went to work for longtime friend Darrell McGuire & Sons.
Lawrence married Josephine Miller on January 24, 1955, and together would raise their three children, Brenda, Randy, and Steve. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and going to camp. He enjoyed these times most when they were shared with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Ward of Houlton, three children, Brenda Stewart and her husband, Mark, of Bow, NH, Randy Ward and his wife, Sally, of Hodgdon, Steven Ward and his wife, Jodie, of Houlton, nine grandchildren, Jolene, Josh L., Josh S., Zac, Ben, Kylie, Nathaniel, Brandon, and Elizabeth, as well as eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, Arnold Ward and his wife, Anne, of New Hampshire, two sisters, Mary Roski and her husband, Fred, and Joyce Hannington, both of Brewer, a sister-in-law, Shirley Ward of Houlton, a brother-in-law, Dale Miller, two sisters-in-law, Joan Faulkner and Sharon Nason, all of Connecticut, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Ward.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Gifts in Lawrence’s memory may be made payable to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: www.dunnfuneral.com