Gary Dean Ward, 74

Gary Dean Ward, 74, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home.
Gary was born Feb. 22, 1940 in Marysville, Idaho to James Wood Ward and Glennavon Wirick.  Gary was the fourth child of 14, five of his siblings dying at or shortly after birth.  He was raised in the Riverside area and attended Snake River schools.
He worked as a mechanic on farm equipment, cars and trucks.  He was also a logger, working in many areas, including Island Park, making post, poles and firewood.  In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Gary is survived by his partner, Anita James Morris of Fort Hall; children, Gary L. Ward of Fort Hall, Darrell Dean Ward of Pennsylvania and Andrew Walters of Fort Hall; stepson, Charles Nile Sexton; siblings, Donna Marie (John) Reavis of Pocatello; Carol Lorraine (Milton) Hill of Boise; James Paul Ward of Shelley; Patsey Joyce (Bob) Stoore of Pasco, Wash.; Glenna Diane (Lynn) Millard and Sandra June (Sydney) Hale, both of Blackfoot; 10 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Robert Noland Ward, Jean Ann Browne, Mary Margret Ward (infant) Mary Ward (infant), Frank Arnold Ward (infant), Penny Ward (infant) and Allen Jack Ward (infant).
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014
at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. 
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