WARD, Lois J. (Hinson)
Lois Jean Ward, age 82 years of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away December 14th at 2:35 a.m. at the Colonial Manor. Jean was born March 30, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia to C.E. Hinson and Myrtle Lois Farell Hinson. She attended school in Chickasha, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma known at the time as Oklahoma College for Women in that same community in 1947. Jean married Harold F. Ward on June 3, 1947. They moved to New Braunfels in 1956. In 1958, she accepted the position of teaching the 7th grade English grammar and literature in the New Braunfels Independent School District. After retirement she served six years on the New Braunfels ISD School Board with one term as President of the Board. She was along time member of the First United Methodist Church where she participated in various church activities including MaryÆs Circle, Bible Study and Prayer Chain. Jean proofread the church bulletin and volunteered at the Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Jean was also a Salvation Army Volunteer. Jean was the recipient of PTA Life Membership in 1965, Terrific Teacher Award (State recognition) in 1983 and the Silver Unicorn Award in 1985. She was elected to the Chickasha High School Hall of Fame in 1997. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Ward; her parents and brother, James F. Hinson. Survivors include her son, James Franklin Ward and wife Jan and their three daughters, Kristin Mayfield, Kaylan Laird and Jenna Ward; her daughter, Kathy Stockstill and her husband Craig and their daughter, Kristi Gold; three great-grandchildren, Brant Jameson Laird, Joseph Kenneth Gold and Chet Thomas Gold; her sister, Lenora Sutton of Redondo Beach, CA; her niece Barbara Ann Brooks Nall and her two sons, Dillon and Ethan and niece, Doris Pliego and her children, Wendy and John and nephews, Sam John and James Hinson and Don Ward. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, followed by a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The family has requested memorial contributions be given to the Colonial Manor Care Center, McKenna Memorial Hospital or the American Cancer Society.