Francis Stanley Ward 1929 ~ 2009 Stan, 80 passed away peacefully at his home in the presence of those who loved him December 12, 2009. He was born April 24, 1929 in SLC, Utah to Brigham Iril Ward and Ealenes Stanley. Stan married his high school sweetheart Emma Lou Wheat in the SLC, Temple. He spent the next 60 years with his wife raising five children, 20 grand-children and 17 great grand-children, teaching them the beauty of life. He spent his life serving those he loved. His influence on the lives of young men was felt through many years of Scouting. He was an active member of the LDS church serving a full time mission with his wife in Jacksonville Florida. The outdoors drew him to his cabin in the mountains of Northern Utah, or fishing and hunting with his family. Stan is survived by his wife Emma Lou; daughter-in-law Arlene; daughter Brendalyn (Joe) Baer; Sons Roger (Jalyn), Bruce (Erika) and Craig (Lisa). Preceded in death by his sister Barbra (Bill); Son, Duane; granddaughter, Amberlee. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 16, 2009, 11:00am at the Valley View 7th Ward, 2265 East 3900 South. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30am to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Mt View Memorial Estates. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.holbrookmortuary.com
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Published by Deseret News on Dec. 13, 2009.