Mary Ward died March 16, 2012, at her home. She was born May 27, 1922, in Miller’s View, Texas, to Thomas Sloan Fletcher and Mary Catherine Collier.
Mary grew up on a small farm in Texas during the Depression. Her first job was with General Motors as a secretary. She met her husband Neal in 1950 and they were married in 1951. She owned her own real estate office in College Station, Texas, and then began keeping the books for Neal’s various construction jobs.
She moved to Incline Village in 1977 and moved away in 1984 back to Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Neal Ward, son Major Neal C. Ward, and daughter Elizabeth Behrens-McGinty. She was a beloved mother, wife and friend to many. She will be missed.
Mary was an avid member of Alcoholics Anonymous and just celebrated her 61st year of sobriety. While in Incline Village she was secretary for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association.