Note: Virginia Elaine Davis Ward was born on August 6, 1921 to Arthur Harman Davis and Cleona Virginia Jensen Davis in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died of causes incident to age on January 23, 2012 at age 90. Virginia married Lyle McLean Ward in the Salt Lake Temple on November 12, 1942. They had two sons and three daughters. She was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family. Virginia attended East High School in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah, where she was Freshman Queen and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings including Ward and Stake Relief Society president. She served with her husband in his calling as president of the Washington D.C. Mission and was called with him as a special representative of the Church in Egypt. Virginia loved people and was continually serving those around her. Countless people were recipients of her delicious homemade cakes and pies. She was a wonderful homemaker and created a warm and loving home where everyone felt welcome. She was a great cook and loved to entertain family and friends. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with family. Virginia was predeceased by her husband, her infant daughter Julie Ann and her son Philip Lyle. She is survived by a son, Brent Davis Ward (Esther Jane), daughters Claudia Marie Ward and Christine Ward Romney (Antoine), 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and brothers Wallace Arthur Davis (Margaret) and William Phillip Davis (RaNae). Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Salt Lake Ensign Stake Center at 135 A Street in Salt Lake City. Friends may call Sunday, January 29, 2012 between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City, and at the Stake Center Monday between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. The family expresses heartfelt thanks to Shirley Norsworthy, a family friend who devoted two years of faithful, voluntary service in the full-time care of our mother and grandmother. Thank you also to the exceptional and loving caregivers at Garden Terrace.
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