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Gwendolyn Ann Ward

1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gwendolyn Ann Ward Obituary

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 1/2 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. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. O'Connor Mortuary
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Published in Daily Breeze from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, 2016
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