May 11, 1937 - November 27, 2021
Dawn Elaine Ward of Mason formerly of Grand Ledge May 11, 1937 – November 27, 2021 Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Dawn Elaine Ward at the age of 84 passed away November 27, 2021. She was born May 11, 1937 in Saranac, Michigan to the late Bill and Agatha (Arnold) Howe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Raymond L. and 4 siblings. Dawn married Raymond L. Ward on April 13, 1957. Dawn was a proud stay at home mom in Grand Ledge raising their two sons, Jerry and Steve. Dawn enjoyed motorcycle rides with Ray and family vacations. Dawn and Ray moved to Harrison for a short time until Ray’s death and then she moved to Mason to be closer to family. Dawn had many health challenges, as a child dealing with Polio and Epilepsy and in 2017 moved to the Ingham County Medical Care Facility as a result of changes in her health. If you knew Dawn, she was not one for many words and was comfortable with solitude and quietness. She had a good heart and was a good person. She enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles and watching John Wayne movies. She loved to watch birds at the feeder and ceramic frog lawn decorations. Dawn helped with meals-on-wheels at the Mason Community Church and also made stuffed toys for children at Sparrow Hospital. She always looked forward to daily lunches at A&W. Most of all, Dawn loved and enjoyed spending time with her 2 sons and daughters-in-law, grandkids and great grandchildren. Dawn is survived by her sons, Jerry (Ruth) and Steve (Sue); grandchildren, Jesse, Dennis, Rich, Mike, Josh and Steve Jr. along with several great grandchildren. A Funeral service will be held Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:00 am at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge with The Reverend Dutch Dockter of the Mason Community Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery, Oneida Twp., Eaton Co., MI. Memorial contributions in Dawn’s name may be given to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 110, Southfield, Michigan 48033 (https://www.epilepsymichigan.org/page.php?id=365).
Dawn Elaine Ward of Mason formerly of Grand Ledge May 11, 1937 – November 27, 2021 Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Dawn Elaine Ward at the age of 84 passed away November 27, 2021. She was born May 11, 1937 in Saranac, Michigan... View Obituary & Service Information
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