|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1912|
Box Butte County
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1995|
Margaret Carolyn Ward was born July 29, 1912 in Alliance, Neb., to John S. "Jack" and Anna Mae (Snyder) Ward. She moved to Douglas with her parents from Rapid City, S.D. in 1923 and graduated from Douglas High School in 1930. She earned a Phi Beta Kappa degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1935. In 1936, she served on the staff of Sen. Robert E. Carey of Wyoming in Washington, D.C. Following her employment in Washington, she worked with the Bank of America in Los Angeles before returning to Cheyenne to work in the Carey office there.
While in Cheyenne, she met Ben Burnett, whom she later married in a ceremony in Douglas on June 28, 1940.
She was confirmed in the Douglas Congregational Church on May 2, 1926 and was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and of P.E.O. She served many terms as treasurer for her church and for the Douglas Community Club. She and her husband were original members of the Klondike Bridge Club.
She is survived by her husband of Douglas; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Carolyn Ann Burnett, on July 29, 1954.
Information was obtained from her obituary in the Douglas Budget January 25, 1995.
John S. Ward (1884 - 1965)
Anna Mae Snyder Ward (1888 - 1969)
Benjamin Franklin Burnett (1910 - 1997)*
Carolyn Ann Burnett (1942 - 1954)*
Douglas Park Cemetery
Created by: Betty Alberts
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74960409