Nancy Ward Obituary, Death – The passing of Nancy “Sharon” Wiedower Ward, age 70, of Damascus, Arkansas, took place in Guy, Arkansas, surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. King Solomon gives the best description of Sharon in Proverbs chapter 3, verses 15-16. She is more valuable than rubies, and nothing you could possibly want could ever compare to her. 16 Her left hand holds riches and prestige, while her right hand holds a long and healthy life. Sharon was a caregiver and housewife before she retired from her job as a receptionist at NBMC to become a Nanny to her granddaughters, Faith and Hope. Faith and Hope were her pride and joy. She was a devout follower of God and attended the Cove Chapel Church in Martinville, where she was known as “Nanny” to any and all children.
When you think of Sharon, you automatically think of Jerry Don as well. God knew before the world was even created that He was going to create a power couple in Damascus, Arkansas, by joining a young man and woman who were raised on local dairy farms. They had no idea when they played as children and watched their parents play Rook card games that they would end up falling in and livin’ on love. However, God knew before the world was even created that He was going to create a power couple in Damascus, Arkansas, by joining a young man and woman.
They based their lives on their faith in Jesus and the virtues that they had learnt while working on their family farms, which included tenacity, hard work, determination, sacrifice, and humility. While Jerry Don toiled away outside the home in order to provide for his family, Sharon joyfully accepted her responsibilities as a wife and mother and met each difficulty straight on. She transformed their house trailer, which had two bedrooms, into a magnificent palace for their two children, Blake and Julie, who were their pride and delight.
She was a devoted wife, mother, Nanny/Nana, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to everyone who was lucky enough to call her their own. She had a golden heart, an amazing sense of style, a quick wit, and a no-nonsense mentality to go along with it, and you were never in the dark about where you were with her.
Together with Jerry Don, she created an enduring legacy of faith, hope, and love, with love being the most important of the three. After a difficult year and a half with her health, which prevented her from doing things she enjoyed, God saw that she was getting tired and longing for heaven and to be reunited with her lifelong sweetheart, and God saw fit to make that happen in the year that they would have been celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary had they lived. Even when we are unable to comprehend it, God’s plan is flawless.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Don Ward; her parents, Druley and Hazel Stacks Wiedower; her sister, Sue Harrison; and brothers, Eugene “Gene” Wiedower and Gary Wiedower; and grand dog Mattie Nicole Carmichael; and grand cat Patches Elaine Carmichael. She was also survived by her sister, Sue Harrison; and brothers, Eugene “Gene” Wiedower and Gary Wiedower; and grand
Those who are left behind to honor her memory are her daughter Julie Carmichael, her son Blake Ward, their granddaughters Faith and Hope Ward, Julie’s husband Alan Carmichael, Blake’s girlfriend Loura Flowers and her daughter Abby, two granddogs named Allie Grace Carmichael and Harold the Handsome Ward, her sister Frances Stone, a special niece named Sheila Martinez and a special friend named Wendy Johnston, as well as a host of