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Lela Ward


January 31, 2018

Born Dec. 5, 1924. Died Jan. 20, 2018.

Lela was the fourth out of six children born to George Wellenbrock and Sophie (Kuhnhausen) Wellenbrock.

Lela was born and lived her entire life in Glenwood. She loved to look at Mt. Adams and admire the beautiful valley below. The locals always said if there was any history you wanted to know about Glenwood, Lela was the one to ask.

After a hard fight against cancer, Lela passed on Jan. 20, 2018, with family around her. She was 93.

In 1945 Lela served as a Donut Dolly for the troops at the end of WWII.

January 5, 1946 Lela married DeRowland Ward. After they were married, they moved to Camp Draper where Lela was a cook under her Aunt Anne. In 1953 the...

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