Jon C. Ward
MALAD – Jon Clesmer Ward, 57, of Malad, passed away February 1, 1991, of cancer at his home.
He was born July 2, 1933, in Malad to John Clesmer and Eliza Thomas Ward. He grew up on the family ranch near Snowville, Utah and graduated from Malad High School in 1951.
He married Carolyn Williams, June 29, 1951 in Malad, Idaho. He was baptized and confirmed a member of the L.D.S. Church in 1954, and their marriage was solemnized in the Logan L.D.S. Temple June 27, 1958.
Since his baptism into the Church, he was an active member and served in many stake and ward church positions, including Ward Clerk for 15 years under four bishops and a counselor in two bishoprics.
He was a rancher and operated the family farm since the death of his father in 1956. He was a member of the Oneida County Hospital Board since 1987.
He loved hunting and fishing, and the Christmas season was a favorite time for him when his children and grandchildren could spend time together.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Ward, Malad; his son, Jon C. Ward, Idaho Falls; his daughter, Mr. Keith (Jill) Blaisdell, Malad; his daughter, Mrs. K. Brent (Ann) Keller, North Ogden; his mother, Eliza Ward McDowell, Ogden; his sister, Janice W. Cooper, Yuma, Arizona; five granddaughters and six grandsons.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15, at 12:00 Noon at the 2nd/5th L.D.S. Ward Chapel, 20 South 100 West, Malad, with Counselor Eldon Nielsen officiating. Friends may call at Benson-Horsley Funeral Home, 132 West 300 North, Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. and prior to services Friday morning. Interment, Malad City Cemetery.
In Loving Memory Of
JON CLESMER WARD
Born, July 2, 1933
Passed Away, February 11, 1991
Malad LDS 2nd/5th Ward Chapel
Eldon Nielsen, Officiating
Don Gibbs, Dan Daniels, Jess Ward, Blair Hawks, Vance Ward,
Evan Sweeten, Jamie Deschambeau, Tom Palmer, Mike Casey
Honorary Bearers Grandsons
Jon Clesmer Ward IV Sonny Blaisdell
Kenneth Jon Blaisdell Brent Ward Keller
Zackary Blaisdell Jon Clesmer Blaisdell
Dennis John, Warn Culver, Bob Evans, Jack Williams,
Brent Williams, John Robbins, Dwight Williams, Rick Williams
Family Prayer Keith D. Blaisdell
Prelude and Postlude Myra Jean John
Invocation Bishop Max King
Musical Selection Jill Blaisdell and Myra Jean John
“Somewhere In Time”
Life Sketch Jon Ward and Ann W. Keller
Speaker President Mark H. Jensen
Musical Selection Christie Oja and Connie Budge
“ Daddy’s Hands ‘
Christie Oja, Accompanist
Speaker Bishop Gene Roskelley
Speaker President Myron Sorensen
Musical Selection Stan Palmer
“O My Father”
Janice Palmer, Accompanist
Remarks Eldon Nielsen
Benediction K. Brent Keller
Malad City Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer Jon Ward
Flowers Cared For By The Granddaughters And Malad First Ward Relief Society