Barbara Grace O’Ryan (Ward)

Barbara Grace O’Ryan (Ward)

February 7, 1942 – December 7, 2020
Age 78 of St. Paul, MN Passed away from heart failure due to pneumonia from the ravages of COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Richard of 56 years, parents Harry Ward and Alice Niess, brother Nathan Ward. She is survived by children, Sharon (Gary) Peterson, Dave (Jan), Doug (Jessie); 4 grandchildren, Tim, Nick (Chelsea) Peterson, Shannen (Matt) Hugger and Alex (Ericka) Peterson; 2 great grandchildren, Cecilia and Sylvia Peterson; brother, Raymond Quam; sisters Sandra Johnson, Patricia (George) Derks, Debra (Allen) Ringler, Kari (Chesley) Karr and Stacey (Todd Welch) Ward; pets, Gipper, Chico and Monte. She worked for many years at Montgomery Ward in the catalog ordering room and at Episcopal Homes in food services. She was an extraordinary cook/baker, avid book reader, loved crosswords and Jumble. Barb was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. (Published in the Pioneer Press on December 13, 2020)