Meryl Romney Ward, 79, died on October 9, 1996, at the Brigham City Community Hospital.

She was born on May 24, 1917, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A daughter of Gaskell and Anna Amelia Pratt Romney. She graduated from the University of Utah. She married LaVell George Ward on October 6, 1938, in Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died on March 5, 1977. Meryl was an active member of the LDS Church.She is survived by five sons and four daughters: Richard (Elaine) LaVell Ward, Centreville, DE.; Roger George (Ginger) Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; John (Terri) Romney Ward, Burke, VA.; David (LaVerle) Pratt Ward, Northborough, MD.; Douglas (Sharen) Thomas Ward, Lanham, MD.; Anna Marie and Ronald Dee Rex, Brigham City; Marilyn and Dean Foutz, Boise, ID.; Jane and Glade Hatch, Randolf; and Amy and Wayne Willis, Albuquerque, NM.; she is also survived by 46 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 14, 1996, at 12 noon in the LDS Chapel in Paris, Idaho. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 So. in Brigham City, Utah, and on Monday at the LDS Chapel in Paris, Idaho from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Bloomington Cemetery, Idaho.

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