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Ward, Mildred Hubel 1898-1990


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/1/2013 at 16:42:11

Mildred Hubel Ward, 91, formerly of Sioux City and the Little Sioux, Iowa, area, died Tuesday, January 16, 1990, in a nursing home in LaMesa, California.

She was born January 17, 1898, in rural Little Sioux, to Newell W. and Eva (Gleason) Hubel. She was descendent of early area pioneers. On April 18, 1919, she married Earl C. Ward at Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Oregon for 5 years after their marriage returning to Sioux City in 1925. After teaching in Woodbury and Harrison counties for 13 years and working in the Social Welfare Office in Sioux City for nine years, she then served as Chief Probation Officer of Woodbury County Juvenile Court for 25 years until retirement. She returned to Little Sioux upon retirement after some 40 years of residence in Sioux City, and moved to California in 1986.

She was affiliated with the Methodist faith and was a 50-year member of the Little Sioux Chapter #330 OES. She was very active in instigating and perpetuating the preservation of Iowa’s Loess Hills natural resources and heritage. On July 7, 1979, she dedicated a large amount of the family land which is now known as the Gleason-Hubel State Wild Life Refuge.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Richard E. (Mary Augusta) Hughes, of San Diego, California; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren, all of California; one niece, Lois H. Rysta of Sioux City; one nephew, Lloyd H. Weinheimer of Minneapolis, and one grandniece, Kathy Harty of Sioux City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl, on January 25, 1985; one brother and two sisters.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 1990, at the Pearson Funeral Chapel in Onawa, Iowa, with Rev. Everett Epperson officiating. Music selections were, “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Abide With Me.” Interment will be in Little Sioux Cemetery, Little Sioux, Iowa, at a later date. Arrangements were by Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.

Source: Onawa Democrat, January 25, 1990


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