Teresa Ward

Ward Obit

Teresa Ward, age 94, passed away on January 11, 2023 at St Anthony’s Care Center, Woodway, Tx with her daughter by her side.

Memorial Mass: 12PM Friday, January 20, 2023 at St Louis Catholic Church

Teresa was born October 21, 1928 in rural Roberts County, South Dakota to John and Margaret (Lenssen) Lamers. On September 22, 1949, Teresa married the love of her life, Mickey Ward in Browns Valley, Minnesota. The couple continued to farm near Wilmot, South Dakota until 1968 when they moved to Watertown, South Dakota. Teresa then worked for J.C. Penny Department Store as a sales associate for 30 years. Teresa moved to her daughter’s home in Waco, TX July of 2021.

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Teresa and her husband, Mickey, loved to dance and they were well known for their ability to light up the dance floor.

She is proceeded in death by her husband Mickey; daughter Judy Resel; and her parents.

Teresa is survived by her daughter, Kathy Miller (Tommy) of Waco, Tx; two brothers, Edward Lamers and John Lamers (Jack)(Donna) of Browns Valley, Minnesota; two grandsons, Jason Dehnert (Izabella) of Phoenix, Arizona and Michael Miller (Ashle) of Dripping Springs, Tx; two great grandsons, Colton and Hudson Miller; two step grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Monica Guaderrama

    My heart breaks for your loss. Mrs. Ward was an amazing woman with a smile that would lighten up a room. She was the sweetest and I soo enjoyed our conversations. It never took much to make her happy. I will never forget her and her beautiful smile with her tender soft voice. You really had to be patient when she spoke, and once she knew you had patience, she would talk away. She will be truly missed.

  2. Ember Ward Dady

    Dear Kathy and family!
    So many wonderful memories of your mom and dad and you girls have come flooding back!
    Catching fireflies in the dark, watching our parents dance at community club programs while we ran around playing hide and seek in the coat room.
    Your mom was a positive presence in our lives and I thank God for her. Hugs to all of you.
    God Bless with you peace and comfort knowing Mickey and Teresa are in Heaven with our Lord.
    Love, Ember Ward Dady

  3. Community Healthcare of Texas -Providence Hospice

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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