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Marie Gertrude Ward passed away Friday, February 3 in Grass Valley at the age of 91. A family service was held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA. where she is interred with her husband.

Mrs. Ward was born on April 9, 1914 in Turlock, California to Rose Escobard and Joseph Brown. In 1935 she married James Edgar Ward in Reno, NV. They were married for 55 years. They raised their family in California and Maryland.

In Berkeley, Mrs. Ward was an active member and President of the Alta Bates Hospital Volunteers. In 1970 they moved to Nevada City and after her husband passed away, she moved to Grass Valley.



She enjoyed entertaining, especially at family gatherings. She was an especially caring person, never missing a birthday or anniversary of her growing list of descendants.

She loved the Sierras where some of her favorite activities were camping, fishing, and painting. She was an excellent cook and seamstress.




She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother of four, and great grandmother of eight. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Myrtle Knoll of Berkeley, CA, her son James Edgar Ward Jr, of Templeton, CA, her grandchildren Michael Knoll of Boise, ID, Jennifer Bouchard of Andover, MA, Karen Knoll of St. Louis, MO, Scott Knoll of Portland, ME, and eight great grandchildren.

Contributions can be made in her memory to your favorite charity.


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