A memorial service will be held Wednesday for long-time Juneau resident Beverly Ward, who died suddenly last week. She was 67.
Ward came to Alaska in 1968, when she accepted a teaching job in Ketchikan. Like many transplants, she planned to stay for a year and wound up making Alaska her home.
Over the years, Ward taught school, worked for Alyeska Pipeline Service, and ARCO Alaska as government affairs representative in Juneau. While traveling the state for the pipeline company, she met and married Robert Ward, who became lieutenant governor under Terry Miller, and later state transportation commissioner. Bob Ward died in 1997.
Beverly Ward remarried Brian Reeve in 2011.
She was involved in several organizations, including Juneau Rotary, Capital City Republican Women, the Glory Hole, and Catholic Community Services.
She is survived by her husband, a brother, stepchildren and grandchildren in Arizona, Oregon, and Juneau.
Services will be held Wednesday at Chapel by the Lake at 1:30 p.m.
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