William ‘Bill’ Ward


POCATELLO, Idaho — William “Bill” Ward, 86, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at the Bannock Regional Longterm Care Facility.
He was born May 6, 1912, in Malad, Idaho, the son of Charles William and Sarah Sophia Jones Ward, and graduated from Malad High School. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree from University of Idaho in Moscow.
An educator of 37 years, he worked as a principal in elementary, junior and senior high schools. He also served for eight years as assistant superintendent in Idaho Falls’ District 91, and U.S. Government classes in high school. In Pocatello, he was principal of Lincoln School and on the staff at the Learning Lab. He was Superintendent of Schools in Preston from 1961 to 1969.
He was a lifetime member of the National Education Association (NEA). He also was active in Rotary International. As a member of the L.D.S. Church, he served in various leadership and teaching positions. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America as a counselor and advisor.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of Pocatello; a sister, Beatrice Howard, of Ogden, Utah; a son, C. Gordon (Ann) Ward, of Idaho Falls; a daughter, DeOnne (Dru) Anderson, of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, one brother, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 5, 1998, at the Pocatello Idaho East Stake Center (13th Ward). Burial was in the Malad City Cemetery.

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