Lawrence E. "Larry" Ward
1923 - 2021
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Lawrence E.
'Larry' Ward
Sept. 29, 1923 - April 20, 2021
Lawrence "Larry" Ward died April 20 at the age of 97.
He was born and raised in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific in World War II. After the war, he was stationed at Swan Island where he worked on the base newspaper. During that time, he met Dolores Haas and they married in 1946.
He owned and operated Ward's Floor Covering for over six decades.
He was an avid fisherman and his favorite pastime was fishing for salmon and steelhead on Northwest rivers.
He was preceded in death by Dolores in 2006.
He is survived by his son, William (his wife, Nancy); grandsons, Tyler and Evan (his wife, Aaleeya); and his great-granddaughter, Lella.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be delayed until a later date at St. Charles Catholic Church.
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Published in The Oregonian from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2021.
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May 8, 2021
Yes, It was on the mourn
That I saw a ship a sailing
The sea was calm
The winds were fair
Larry was young
And he was at the rail
With shipmates once again.---rs
Roger B Sheetz, USN
May 3, 2021
Larry was a genuine and caring person. As good as they come. Proud veteran of WW2 Navy service.
He worked closely with our company for several decades on residential and large commercial carpet installation projects throughout the Portland area. He got along with everyone and was very skilled at his trade.
He loved fishing with Sarkis on Wednesday's and we had to avoid installation work on those sacred days.
Larry had all- American values. Loved his wife, son and grandsons and now we read he had a great-granddaughter as well. Much joy.
A perfect picture of Larry- looking you straight in the eye, sincere and honest with everything he did.
Good memories and remembered by all at Atiyeh Bros. rug and carpet company. Thanks Larry!
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