Mildred Maxine Ward, 94, died Sept. 4, 2007 in Payson.
Mildred and Kenneth Ward, along with her twin sister Irene and John Lahr, eloped to Kansas City. They were married on April 17, 1938.
They lived in Abilene, Kan. until moving to Payson in May 1978.
Mrs. Ward is survived by her daughter, Kay (David) Stevenson; one grandchild, Debbie (Aaron) Bedolla; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Ward; parents, James and Lillie Downs; sisters, Irene Lahr, Edna Pesnell and Alma Wolf. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Christopher (Kim) Wilson.