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Velma Ward

July 7, 1938 — December 30, 2017

Velma Eilene Ward

7/7/1938 - 12/30/2017

On December 30, 2017, Velma Ward passed away due to complications of a stroke, which she suffered on December 2, 2017.

Velma was born on July 7, 1938 to Benton and Ruth Nupp in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She and her sister, Viola and her orphaned cousin, Leroy, were raised on the family farm. On August 7, 1959 she married her sweetheart, John Ward. They then had two girls, Shari and Jenny.

In 1980 John, Velma and the girls moved to Utah where they made a home in Ferron. Over the years they have watched their family grow with 3 grandchildren; Amy, Brock, Markita and one great grandchild; John.

With regards to her upbringing, Velma had a strong work ethic and a passion for helping others. She gave selflessly to her family, friends and community. Her faith and love for The Lord was unwavering, and strong and we are comforted knowing where she now rests. In a place that knows no sorrow or pain.

She lived a quiet, happy life surrounded by those she loved. She will be dearly missed.

Velma was preceded in death by her father, Benton Nupp, mother, Ruth Elizabeth Nupp, brother, Leroy Buterbaugh. She is survived by her husband, John L Ward, sister Viola Marie Nupp McCracken, daughters Shari Lee Ward and Jennifer Lynn Ward, grandchildren Amy Jo Allen, Brock DJ Allen, Markita Leanne Allen, and great grandson John Ryan Myers.

A viewing will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Emery County in Ferron, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with a viewing at 10:00 prior to service at the First Baptist Church of Emery County. Interment will follow at Ferron Cemetery entrusted to Fausett Mortuary of Emery County. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share a memory of Velma at
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