Marcella Ward
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Marcella was born on August 23, 1921 and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. She was 92.
Marcella was a resident of Gardnerville, Nevada for the past ten years.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest of four daughters of Walter and Elsie Warren. In 1936 the family moved to California, where Marce and her three younger sisters, Betty June, Donna Mae and Doris Jean grew up in Hollywood.
Marcella was married to Henry M. Ward for 45 years. She had one son, Kenneth from a previous marriage, and a daughter, Jacqueline Ward.
Henry, Hank as he was known, was in the Air Force for 20 years. After retirement the family moved to the San Fernando Valley.
Jacqueline, Jackie as she is known, partnered with Richard Taylor in 1983. They now live on the Central California Coast.
Marcella's husband Hank passed away in 1993 of a heart attack. Marce continued living in Van Nuys until 2003 when she moved to Gardnerville, Nevada to live next door to her son, Ken and his wife Sandy.
Marce and Hank loved traveling and drinking wine – each weekend they would have champagne, a tradition Marce continued after Hank's death.
Marce also loved cats and adopted several though out her life. She had two cats at the time of her passing.
Marcella is survived by her son Ken Ward, her daughter Jackie Ward, her sister Doris Benton, her grandson Jason Ward, her granddaughter Jaretta Arn, great-granddaughters Ashley and Heather, great-grandson Nick, and great-great-granddaughter Natalia.
Marcella kept her husband Henry's ashes after his death in 1993. She was cremated after her death, and now both of their ashes will be scattered together at a location yet to be decided in the place they loved best... California. There they will be united in their own ever after for eternity.