Patricia Ann Ward

September 1, 1947 – December 8, 2019

Patricia Ann Ward, 72, of Bryan passed away on December 8, 2019, in Bryan after a brief illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 pm, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas with Military Honors.  Certified celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield will officiate. Following the service, a light meal will be served at the VFW Post 4692 in Bryan, Texas.  Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan-College Station.
Patty Ann met her soulmate, Robert (Mike) Ward, while serving the Navy in Bainbridge, Maryland. They married on May 17, 1969.  Patty Ann graduated from Chamade University in Honolulu, HI with an Associates degree in General Science.  She served in the United States Navy and Coast Guard for a total of 35 years.  She was proud of her military service and missed it very much when she retired.
Pat was also a Life Member of the VFW Post 4692 where she held roles as Officer of the Day and Chaplain of the Post for 8 years, where she served with pride.
Patricia’s parents, Lauritz T. Dent and Ann Marie Dent, preceded her in death.
Patty Ann is survived by her husband Robert (Mike) Ward, daughter Heather Ann Alderete, son-in-law Ernest Alderete, Son Robert (Robbie) Ward II, daughter-in-law Lanesha Ward, brother Lauritz M. Dent, and sister Lauran Charanza.  She was very proud of her grandchildren, Patricia LeVesia, Dylan Ennis, Ronnie Ennis, Geovante Ward, Destiny Powell, and Leeila Bland.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brazos County VFW Post 4692 at 794 N. Harvey Mitchell Pkwy in Bryan, Texas 77807 in honor of Patricia Ann Ward.
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  1. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a sweet lady and although I didn’t know her very long or well I thoroughly enjoyed talking with her and laughing with her. May God bless you and give you the strength to carry-on.

  2. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek for the soul of your wife/mother.

  3. We are sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful friend and we enjoyed her counseling and friendship. We will miss her.

  4. Mike,
    Shawn and I send our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a wonderful caring lady and will be missed by all.

    Bob & Shawn Bruner

  5. Patty Ann will be missed by all. She was my friend and will always be remembered for her no nonsense approach to problems. Her shoulders were broad and her loyalty steadfast. I am glad I saw her in June and spent time with Patty Ann, Mickie, Heather and her sons. If I would have known she would be called home, I would have hugged her longer and laughed with her harder. God bless all. I’ve you.

  6. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Patricia. Patricia served with me at the USCG Marine Safety Office in downtown Norfolk. She was a very kind, sweet and very professional young lady. She will be sadly missed.


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