Jacqueline Bartling Ward, St. Augustine resident, passed away Sept. 8, 2013, age 90. A native of Iowa, she spent her early years in the suburbs of Chicago. She began studying painting at age 10 and had been involved in some aspect of the arts almost constantly since then. Mrs. Ward spent 30 years in Gainesville, sharing a ceramics studio and darkroom with her husband, Phil, who was a professor of art at the University of Florida. She taught drawing at the Newcomb Art School of Tulane University and in the architecture department of the University of Florida. At UF, she also occasionally taught ceramics in the art department in her husband"s place. She has a long exhibition record, which includes national, regional and state shows, both competitive and invitational.
Mrs. Ward and her husband retired in 1989 in St. Augustine. Mrs. Ward was active in the Art Association of St. Augustine and the North Shore Improvement Association. She was also very active in the First Church of Christ Scientist of St. Augustine.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Sadie Bartling, her brother Bud, and her husband Phillip A. Ward.
She is survived by her niece, Sandy Eastman of Auburn, Ala., and many friends and students over the years who came under her teaching and friendship.
A special thank you to the staff at Grafton House for the care given to Mrs. Ward for the past two years.
Donations in her memory can be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, St. Augustine and HAWKE (Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education) of Elkton.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.