Thursday, November 3, 2016
Alice A. Ward
AUBURN—Alice Adelle Wooster Ward, 92, of Auburn passed away November 2, 2016, at Auburn Community Hospital.
Alice was born January 26, 1924 in Skaneateles, N.Y., to Marion J. and Alice Jennings Wooster. She attended Skaneateles schools and was a 1942 graduate of Skaneateles High School.
She married Gordon J. Ward on January 26, 1943, in St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. Gordon J. Ward died December 10, 1998. Gordon owned and operated Ward Oil Company in Auburn from the early 1950s until his death.
Alice is survived by three children, James G. Ward of Sahuarita, AZ, David J. Ward (Debora) of Fleming, NY, and Nancy Ward Remling (Richard) of Syracuse, NY, as well as by six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also is survived by one brother, Kenneth J. Wooster of Auburn, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, and a daughter-in-law.
Alice was a member of Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church. For many years she was active as a nursery school teacher, a leader of the church bazaar, and in the women’s guild at the former St. John’s Episcopal Church. She had been active in local PTAs and in Cub Scouts. She and Gordon had been active campers and members of various camping groups.
Alice was a very talented and creative craft artist. She participated in craft shows and was noted for her knitting and crochet work. She was an active participant in Home Bureau and Cayuga County Home Extension groups. For twenty years she owned and operated a craft and yarn shop on Rockefeller Road in Moravia, NY. She was also a volunteer leader for many years at The Gallery in Moravia.
This is the beginning of the obituary that my brother, Jim, wrote for Mom. Thank-you for doing that.
The arrangements were finalized today. Calling hours are 10:00 Monday (November 7th) at Farrell's Funeral Home, 84 South Street, Auburn, NY. The funeral will follow at 11:15 and burial is in Evergreen Cemetery, Scipioville, NY.
Mom never like having her picture taken so she would be unhappy with me, but I'm including a couple pictures of her.