September 29, 1930 – May 20, 2012
Pauline Ward, age 81, of Lyons, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont. She was born on September 29, 1930 to William and Jessie Benoit in Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, Canada. On July 17, 1961, she married Earl Ward in Raton, New Mexico.
Pauline traveled throughout Europe extensively before coming to the United States in her 30’s, and settled in Oregon, where she worked as a nanny and telephone operator at an army base before moving to Colorado. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for her son’s Scout Troop, and was involved with the PTA. She also worked for the St. Vrain Valley School District as a cook at Lyons Elementary School, where she was well loved by the students, whom she cherished. She retired in 1991. Pauline was an avid Denver Broncos fan, and also enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies and the Colorado Avalanche. She was an avid reader, enjoying many different authors and genres.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Ward, and her son, Christopher, both of Lyons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, May 25, at the Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel. Donations can be made in Pauline’s memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.