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Marion Ward

Marion Ward, 80, Fargo, died on Friday, December 11, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital Palliative Care, Fargo.

Marion Leone Walsh was born on October 27, 1929 at Lansford, N.D. to Fabian and Leta (Woodall) Walsh. They lived in various North Dakota communities, and she attended high school in Minot, N.D. Marion married LeRoy C. Ward in Minot in 1947. They moved to Fargo in 1950. She worked at Herbst Department Store as a clerk and buyer for 18 years. She later worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield as a data clerk for 17 years. Due to poor health, she retired in 1987.

Marion enjoyed traveling across the United States, bowling, spending time with friends in lakes country, crossword puzzles as well as playing cards. She was a self- taught organ player who loved to dance. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is survived by a son, Robert Allen (Kathy) Ward of Fargo; two grandchildren, Cassandra of Minneapolis, Minn. and Curtis of Fargo. Marion was preceded in death by a brother, a half brother and a sister.

A visitation and memorial service were held Monday, December 14, 2009 at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo. Prayers were offered for Marion during daily mass at St. Anthony's on Tuesday, December 15.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)