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

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Emma Lou,

Our condolences to you and your family. We hold fond memories spent with you and Stan close to our hearts.

Ross and Elna Whittaker
December 22, 2009
I met Stan at the Olympus High wrestling meets where he loved to watch his sons Bruce and Craig, back in the late 70s/early 80s. When we weren't talking wrestling, we were talking fishing. Got a kick out of him telling me how to use a "cheater" pole at Strawberry. He was very proud of his sons' accomplishments on the mat, as well he should have been. They were two of my favorites and two of the best I ever coached. I'm sure they got their work ethic from him.
Mike Ptaschinski
December 15, 2009
Emma Lou. John called us today. We are so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. John said he died in his sleep. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I will call you a little later. Love Linnea and Harvey
December 15, 2009
Emma Lou
I'm sorry to for your loss. You and Stan were always wonderful about coming to see my mom and Dads partys. Margaret and RoyStanley. Connie Wright
December 14, 2009
Dear Brendalyn, Joe and family,
We want you to know of our love and concern for you and your family at this bitter sweet time. We know that your dad could have not greater joy than to have a daughter such as you, with a wonderful family. May you find comfort in the days and months ahead knowing that your friends and family love you, and pray for your peace and well being.
With deepest respect and sympathy,
Dee and Tami Young
December 14, 2009
We were sorry to hear of your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers LOVE JOE AND BARBARA STANLEY
December 14, 2009
December 14, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. Stan and I worked together at Zions Bank for many years. He was an awesome man and taught me many things about the gospel.
Tammy Morgan
December 13, 2009