Ronald Ward (1941 - 2016)

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Ronald Bruce Ward
January 4, 1941 - June 7, 2016
Ronald Bruce Ward of Boise, 75, passed away on June 7 with his family and friends by his side after a long and fearless battle against COPD and Alpha-1.
Ron was born to Harry L. Ward and Bessie June (West) Ward at Nampa, Idaho on January 4, 1941. Following a childhood filled with trials and mischief, including getting shot while hunting, he graduated from Nampa High School in 1959 and promptly joined the U.S. Army. Shortly before his time in the Army ended in 1963 he met and married his wife and partner Cheryl (Sweet) on a blind date and they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this year.
No stranger to hard work, Ron enjoyed a successful career in the tire business for nearly twenty-five years starting at and Hill's B.F. Goodrich, to Big-O and on to Bruneel Tire. However, Ron was most proud of his own thriving home repair and remodeling business, Ron's General Repair, which he opened in 1987 and operated until he retired in 2005. Ron was devoted to his wife and family. He was generous to a fault and a staunch friend. He never met a stranger. He was blessed with the gift of gab, a bottomless well of stories and jokes and a long list of "dadisms" that will be faithfully carried on by his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cheryl (Sweet), his three children, Janene Ward, Gary (Diann) Ward and Russell Ward. Grandchildren, Jessica (Robert) Thomas, Jeremy Ward, Rebecca Ward; Nick (Heather) Ward and his great-grandson Silas; all of Boise, Idaho. His brother and childhood co-conspirator, Harry Lee Jr. (Kathy); brothers Joe, Tom, Jack and Chris; and many brothers and sisters-in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at Louie's Restaurant in Meridian, Idaho at 1:00 PM. A private burial under the direction of Bowman Funeral Home will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation at Alpha1.org

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on June 12, 2016
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