|Year Born: 1929
Year Died: 2008
Harold D. Ward, 78, Rupert died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 Harold was born near Broken Bow, Neb. on Oct. 6, 1929 and moved to Idaho as a child. He grew up in the Sunny Slope and Arena Valley areas near Homedale and Wilder. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950-1952. After his time in the service, he returned to Wilder and married EdithLees his wife of 55 years. In 1954, Harold and Edith drew a farm north of Rupert where they have lived and farmed since that time. Harold enjoyed working the land, his hobby of trapshooting and riding his Harley Davidson with his son and friends. In his later years he began refinishing furniture and working with his son in a second-hand and antique business. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his daughter and grand children Hayley and Keagan who had a very special spot in his heart. Harold was a man of many skills and was always willing to use those skills to help others who needed him. He would often drop what he was doing to fix a leak, repair a door or weld a piece of machinery for someone who asked. He is survived by his wife Edith of Rupert, son Earl of Hammett, daughter Deann (Scott) Shillington of Hayden and grand children Hayley and Keagan Shillington of Hayden brothers Glenn Ward of Wilder, Roger Ward of Hagerman, and sisters Grace Thomas of Bruenau, Donna Marsh of Wilder and Mary Cantrell of Rupert. He was preceded in death by brothers Ben and Dick.