Loretta Ward

Loretta Erma Ward (Olson)

Thursday, August 5th, 1937 - Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Loretta Olson Ward
August 5, 1937- December 8, 2020

On December 8, 2020, Loretta received a call and an offer, the kind she would not refuse. It was the call to go home, the offer was to reunite her with the family and friends that had passed on before her. Upon her answer to that glorious call, it is suspected that she promptly slid down a banister into the waiting arms of her beloved husband Tom.

Loretta Erma was born August 5, 1937 to Carl Ray Olson and Frankie Elene Bentley in Wellington, Utah where she grew up on the family farm surrounded by many beloved family members including 5 sisters and 3 brothers. On December 30, 1954 she married her sweetheart, Thomas Earl Ward, the man she called the smartest and most handsome guy in school. They began their life together where she lived as a proud Navy wife. Life in the US Navy took the couple on many adventures across the United States. During that time, Loretta and Tom became the proud parents to Bobby, Tommy, Eddie, Belinda and Jerry. Their adventures continued, back in Utah, after Tom retired from the Navy. Part of their adventure included serving a mission at the Manti Temple. Loretta and Tom loved serving the Lord and were very honored to have been called in this capacity.

Loretta loved to cook and sew. Her pies were always the favorite at family parties and many people were the proud recipients of her handmade quilts. Loretta had a quirky sense of humor and a knack for storytelling that typically involved moose, the desire to slide down a banister or the difficulties a small statured woman faced when trying to reach things on a top shelf. She had a special way of making everyone feel welcome and loved. Loretta loved traveling the countryside with Tom on their many hunting, camping and fishing trips. She also enjoyed painting.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Karolyn, and her beloved Tom. She is survived by her children, Bobby (Kathy), Tommy (Darla), Eddie (Lynn), Belinda (Danny), and Jerry (Wendy) along with 4 sisters and 3 brothers Joyce (Gary), Jeneane (Butch), Marty (Rhonda), Brenda (Doug), Frank (Vonnie), Karla (Mike) and Gordon (Jenny). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Loretta was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Wellington City Cemetery entrusted to Fausett Mortuary. Please join us for live-streaming on Fausett Mortuary Facebook. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share a memory of Loretta at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Fausett Mortuary Price
    680 E 100 S
    Price, UT 84501
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 2:30pm
    Wellington City Cemetery
    2 Cemetery Road
    Wellington, Utah 84542
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Keera Ward

Posted at 07:52pm
I will miss her beautiful speaking and singing voice. I will miss her sense of humor and her beautiful smile. For those of you who knew my grandma knew she was basically deaf and had a special phone so she knew who would call her and every time someone spoke to her on that phone, you could see what they were saying with the text on the screen. That special phone was the bane of my grandmother’s existence. She had told me “that phone don’t work and it made me so mad that I unplugged it and set in on the front porch.” Until we meet again Grandma. ❤️ Keera

Judy Sanderson

Posted at 06:43pm
You don't know who we are but both your mom and dad were in our ward.. I was her visiting teacher for a while. your dad was great but your mom was exceptional. she always had a smile on her face and was always happy to see me..the last few times I saw her I'm not sure she knew my name but she always had a smile of greeting and a hug. I had not seem her for months but I miss them and love them a lot..the Sandersons

Posted at 12:40am
Ward family, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. When I think of her it comes to mind that she was always smiling. You guys did a great job stepping up and looking after your mom after your dad passed. I think she was just so lost without him. Soul mates always. I am sure it was quite the reunion. We will be there in spirit with you tomorrow. I wish times were different.

Sending our love, Russ and Ann Bracken

Eddie Ward

Posted at 11:16pm
December is a hard time to deal with your moms passing. I am a very Christmas person. My mom also loved Christmas, but there was a time when I was younger that I witness a very nice Christmas tree being tossed out of the front door and into the grassy snow in the front yard. My dad tried to fix it by cutting the branches and super glue them in place. But my mom hated it. That was true love for sure. She was my best fan, she always told me that I played and sang like an angel. She was the reason I keep playing, and she even took her hard earn money from working at Dees and bought me my first real guitar a Fender telecaster, and an amp to go with it. The stories go on and on about how she would help anybody who needed help. I will miss my mom a lot, she is and always will be my best fan. I love you mom and please give dad a hug for me and all the others. Love your awesome guitar playing son, Eddie.

Jana Abrams

Posted at 12:00am
I loved Loretta's sense of humor and how Loretta made everyone feel welcome and loved, she sure missed the love of her life when Tom passed away. What an exciting time it was when she was reunited him. Now she is whole again. I will always have fond memories of our times together. Jana Abrams

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