Mary H. Ward, age 75

Mary H. Ward, age 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Garfield School of Nursing of Washington, D.C. A retired registered nurse and hospital administrator, she was formerly hospital administrator at the Washington Hospital Center and Montgomery General Hospital, and a registered nurse at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Mary was a former South Bethany police commissioner.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura Nicholson and husband William, Margaret Haas and husband Scott; a brother, Gerald E. Hoak; five grandchildren, Adam D. Wheeler, Katherine and Allison Haas, William and Angela Nicholson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. Ward, in 2003.

A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her memory to Grace Lutheran Church, Stoney Man Parish, Luray, VA 22835.