Gwendolyn Ann Ward

Gwendolyn Ann Ward

August 08, 1931 - September 12, 2016

Gwendolyn Ann Ward

August 08, 1931 - September 12, 2016


August 8, 1931 – September 12, 2016

Gwendolyn Ward, 85 passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016 in Laguna Hills,
California. Gwen was born August 8, 1931 in Meridian, Mississippi to Lawrence and
Loraine Brown. She moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was 3 years old.
She graduated from Washington High School in Los Angeles, Class of 1950. She married
Charles Ward in1953 and after raising four children, worked at Marymount College,
volunteered as a docent at Point Vicente, and traveled the world with Charley in
retirement. She lived in San Pedro with Charley 58 years before moving to the
Wellington in Laguna Hills where she resided for the past 2-½ years.

Gwen’s family meant the world to her and she adored her grandchildren. She expressed
her love and joy with enormous generosity and kindness to everyone she met.

Gwen is survived by her brother Lawrence (Jan), 4 children, Michael (Beth), Patrick and
Robert and Susan Lester (Doug), grandchildren Rosalie Cannone (Michael), Erin Murillo
(Brandon), Allen and Leann Lester, Melissa, Andrew, James, Daniel and Ryan Ward,
great grandchildren Elodie and Paul Cannone and 8 nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her husband Charley.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00am Friday September 23 at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in San Pedro, with burial to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in
Rancho Palos Verdes. Friends and family are invited to a reception lunch at Ports O’ Call
restaurant following the funeral.

O’Connor Mortuary
(949) 581-4300

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2 responses to Gwendolyn Ann Ward

  1. Grene Family says:

    Please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in fond memories, and The Almighty God’s promise to restore those asleep in death to perfect life on a paradise Earth.

  2. It is with a happy heart we discovered today Gwen is with her beloved Charley in heaven. The Christmas card we sent was returned so we decided to do a little investigating.
    Gwen and Charley were dear friends of my Mom and Dad, Ginny and Chuck Hinde, and we had the womderful opportunity to spend time with them everytime they came to visit. Our memories will be cherished forever.
    Our condolences to the family. Your Mom so loved and was so proud of each of you.
    Thoughts and prayers to all.
    Best regards,
    Mike and Maureen Stritch
    Chicago, IL

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