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Ivan C. Ward

   Ivan Charles Ward 93, a longtime resident of Parker, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 in the Homestead assisted living center in St. Anthony, Id.

Ivan was born June 18, 1917 at Felt, Idaho the son of Charles Heber and Nancy Caroline Decker Ward. He grew up in Felt where he attended his schooling. He was the oldest of 9 children. He moved to Parker in l944.

He married Verna Huff Farley on April 26, 1968 at Twin Groves, Idaho. They made their home just south of Parker. Verna died Oct. 23, 2010.

Ivan worked for local farmers including Milton & Max Phillips in the Teton Basin area, Remington and Sons of Parker, and assembled machinery for Browings. He also drove truck for the Fremont Road and Bridge until his retirement ion l982. Ivan liked to travel seeing most of the western states and Canada. He also liked to camp and fish.

He is survived by his step children - Gary (Sylvia) Farley, and Ula Harris both of St. Anthony, Georgia (Gene) Stimpson, Twin Falls, Id.; Deb Terrell, St. George, UT.; 18 Step Grandchildren, 44 Great Step Grandchildren and 12 Great Great Step Grandchildren. Siblings, Priscilla Hobbs, Boise, ID.; Patricia Hancock, Lander Wyoming, Ada (Bill) Hancock, Riverton, Wyoming, a brother in law Bennie Fayle, Hamilton, MT. and a sister in law Evelyn Tanner, Ogden, UT. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Max, Clyde and Leo ward and two sisters Louise and Monna a step son Larry Farley and a Step Grandson Wade Farley. Several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Homestead Assisted Living Center, his granddaughter Susette Miller, Hospice Alliance - especially Bonnie Meyers and Granddaughter Tammy Sanders, Dr. Bates and Dr. Dixon.

Friends may visit at the Bidwell Funeral Home in St. Anthony, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to going to the Parker Cemetery for Burial.


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