WARD, Stan­ley Alden

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(98) of The Inn at At­lantic Heights, Saco, Maine, died peace­fully at his home on July 9, 2015. He was born July 8, 1917 at Cor­nish Maine, son of Wal­ter Jewel Ward and Laura Ber­dina Proc­tor Ward. He was a grad­u­ate of Frye­burg Academy, class of 1936, Bay­path In­sti­tute, Spring­field, MA, Univer­sity of Michigan, BS Ge­ol­ogy, Eastern Michigan Univer­sity, MA and SPA. He served in the Armed Forces from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1953. He re­tired as an Air Force Ma­jor, hav­ing served on ac­tive duty and in the Re­serves. He worked in the Reg­is­trar’s of­fice at the Univer­sity of Michigan from 1950 to 1968 and held the same po­si­tion at Eastern Michigan Univer­sity from 1968 to 1981. He was a mem­ber of the Ann Ar­bor Free Methodist Church, the Sons of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion and the Mayflower So­ci­ety. He was mar­ried to his first wife, Mar­ion Ea­ton, of Gro­ton, MA for 54 years. They en­joyed a full life in Ann Ar­bor, Michigan with their two sons, Neal and Dale, be­fore Mar­ion’s death in 2002. In 2003, Stan mar­ried Edith Joyce Brown of Ashby, MA and Prince Ed­ward Is­land, Canada. Stan loved Edith’s Is­land birthplace and spent ev­ery sum­mer up to last year en­joy­ing and im­prov­ing the Marie, P.E.I. homestead. Stan was em­braced and adored by Edith’s two daugh­ters, Priscilla and Heather, and ap­pre­ci­ated time spent with their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Stan­ley’s wife, Edith, died June 23, of this year, leav­ing him greatly sad­dened. He is also pre­de­ceased by three sis­ters: Joyce, Char­lotte and Louise. Sur­vivors in­clude two sons: Neal Ward and his part­ner, Jim Jef­feries, of Tampa, FL; Dale Ward and his part­ner, Les­lie Be­lair, of New Or­leans, LA; a grand­son, Jonathon Ward; a sis­ter, He­len Bai­ley and her hus­band, Lester, of An­dover, ME; and many nieces and neph­ews. He is also sur­vived by step daugh­ters, Priscilla Hanks and her hus­band, Tim, and Heather Fran­cis and her hus­band, Rick, and their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren who knew him as “Grandpa Stan”. A com­mit­tal ser­vice will take place at Ar­bor­crest Ceme­tery, Ann Ar­bor, MI, Wed­nes­day, July 15 at 1 p.m. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at Bi­ble Bap­tist Church, Saco, ME at a date to be an­nounced. There will also be a joint me­mo­rial ser­vice for Stan­ley and Edith in Morell, Prince Ed­ward Is­land later this sum­mer. Char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Bi­ble Bap­tist Church, 146 Ferry Rd., Saco, ME 04072. Ar­range­ments are by Hope Me­mo­rial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Bid­de­ford, ME 04005. To share con­do­lences online, please visit www.HopeMe­mo­rial.com


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