Gladys D. Ward
November 9, 1930 – June 29, 2019
Gladys D. Meyer Ward, age 88, went to be with her Heavenly Savior on June 29th, 2019. She grew up on a farm, working the cotton fields by the age of 8, her early education in a one-room schoolhouse. Her family moved to Houston when she was 12 and she went to school in the Houston Independent School District, attending Reagan High School, where she met the love of her life, Kenneth Ward. They married in 1949 and were married for 70 years.
Gladys worked outside the home, finally retiring after working 20 years as a Dental Assistant. A fun-loving woman with a quick smile, hearty laugh, and clever wit, she loved her family above all else. She also loved her Astros, rarely missing a televised game. She could recite every player’s name, position and stats.
Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth B. Ward; daughter Kendra Williams and son-in-law Scott Williams; son Craig Ward and daughter-in-law Debby Ward; and brother Dennis Meyer and sister-in-law Pat Meyer.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home, 1200 W 34th St. Houston, TX 77018. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10 am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 Watonga Blvd. Houston, TX 77092. Her burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr. Houston, TX 77055.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 Watonga, Houston, TX 77092, where Gladys and Ken were active members for many years.
- Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Gladys D. Ward
July 2, 2019
May God bless and keep you, Kenneth, and those you hold dear in loving comfort and tender mercy. We will never forget, and will miss the loving smiles and greetings Gladys shared with us at Church. You took such loving care of her and made made her life so blessed. Never forget that we love you.
Herbert & Junelle Nittsche
July 1, 2019
You and Gladys were Vicli’s And my favorite friends from Gethsemane. I remember you were one of the other families who were at the first care group home meetings. Gladys and Vicki seemed to have many things in common.
I will be praying for you as I know it will be hard without her face and voice there at home and when you leave and return home. Feel free to call me. Remember your family at Gethsemane is here for you. God Bless and Take Care. I attached a photo of a rainbow over Houston, which I took recently. The message of and in the rainbow is very great for me, in remembering Vicki. May you have many good memories of Gladys.