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David Martin “Dave” Ward (1940 – 2012)

David “Dave” Martin Ward, 72, a very loving husband, father and grandfather, left this world peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with his loving family by his side as he always wanted them to be, after a long battle with cancer. Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. David was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Rio Grande City. He married the love of his life, Eileen Sue Edwin, on Jan. 23, 1965. David was loved by many and will be missed; his memory will live on through those who knew him best. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Lee Ward. Survivors: Loving wife of 47 years, Eileen; sons, John and Jody; daughter-in-law, Misty; and grandchildren, Megan, Sarah, Ty and Liam –

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Condolence Messages

  1. Mr. Ward frequently visited our house when my husband, Doyle Eastes, had a home-based computer business. We pray for comfort in your loss. Loveta Eastes

  2. Eileen, Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about Dave. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers and will continue to be in the difficult days and weeks ahead. God Bless You
    Krystal Kelley, Arlington, TX

  3. Eileen, Dave loved all of you very much and that love will be with you every day just as it always has.

    May God give peace and comfort my dear friend.

    All my love,
    Ann Wynn, Fort Worth, TX

  4. Eileen, John and Jody,
    You all know how I loved David. I will miss him and our 60 year friendship so much. He gave me so much inspiration during my tough times. You are all in my and Howards prayers.

    David, Rest in Peace my friend.

    Love to you all,

  5. I miss you, dear friend. Love and Peace. Becky
    Becky Sebastian, Denison, TX

  6. He was an amazing grandfather and a wonderful husband to my grandmother! He has always been my dads mentor, and my dad always looked up to him! He will be greatly missed,and he is verry verry loved! he will always and forever be dear in my heart!
    love your granddaughter MEGAN RAE
    megan ward, richland hills, TX

  7. Mary Esther (deHoyos) Salvatierra

    Dear Eileen,

    May the memories of your beloved husband David ease your pain at this sorrowful time. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.

    Mary Esther (deHoyos) Salvatierra
    HHS Class of ’62

  8. Dear Eileen, my condolences for your loss of David, for you & your family. May peace & happiness reside in your hearts, with the memory of his Love for you all.
    Alamar Fernandez
    Alamar Fernandez, Santa Barbara, CA

  9. Coleen Schautteet

    I am so sorry to learn of his passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Coleen Schautteet (Green), Von Ormy, TX

  10. Sorry to hear of your loss, many happy times can be remembered for you and your family of David Good luck to you in the future and may God be with you
    William Johnston, San Antonio, TX

  11. Honey I miss you so very much you were my true love and I miss the good times and having someone to talk to and laugh with.It took this long to do this as I miss you and I love you

    Love your loving wife

  12. Honey,every day I think of you and miss you more and more I love you.

    your loving

  13. Grandpa I miss you very much I think about you everyday. I miss seeing your face I miss spending time with you. I love you very much. I know that you are with me everyday I can feel you in my heart. I try to get past my sadness by thinking about all of the good times we had. I wish you were here to help me through my tough times. I know that you are in a better place now and I hope that you are happier.! You are the best grandpa anybody could ask for. And I love you very much! I love you and miss you Grandpa!
    Love You!
    Megan Rae, TX

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