Jacqueline Ward

Jacqueline Joy Mahoney "Jackie" Ward

October 4, 1933 - July 27, 2020
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Jackie (Jacqueline Joy Mahoney) Ward Oct 4, 1933 - July 27,2020 (86) Mother, Wife and Teacher.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.
Born in Ada Oklahoma, the second child to Arnold and Beatrice Orr Mahoney, sister to Edwin "Skeeter.” She briefly went to college in Ada. While on a date to a rodeo she met her future husband, a clown, a rodeo clown that is, when as a stunt he climbed into the stands to kiss the prettiest girl. A justice of the peace elopement and whirlwind adventure soon followed as she followed her cowboy clown around the world, temporarily ending up in Nebraska where her daughter Mary Beth was born. Two sons, Jimmy and Gary, born in Texas quickly followed. After a bit of chasing the dream they finally settled down in Canyon, Texas in 1965, where she got her teaching degree from West Texas Teachers College, now West Texas A&M University. She spent most of her 30-year career as an elementary teacher at Paramount Terrace in Amarillo, teaching hundreds of third graders. She was also teacher and grandma to 7 grandchildren: Ben and Clay Henry, Becca Walker, Derek, Matt, Ellie and Seth Ward.

She was a long-time member and Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher at First Baptist Church in Canyon, TX. She traveled with her husband and volunteered extensively after retirement, most notably at the Quilting Room of First Baptist, making quilts for children.

She will be met at the Pearly Gates by her Husband Jim of 58 years and grandson Ben Henry.

She is remembered by her children and grandchildren, many of them following in her footsteps as teachers: Mary Beth and Donald Walker, Jim and Beth Ward, Gary and Lisa Ward. Her Grandchildren Clay Henry, Becca Walker, Derek and Ashika Ward, Matthew and Elizabeth Ward, Ellie Ward, Seth and Lauren Ward. Great grandsons, Jaxson, Jacob, Adrian and Austin Ward.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to First Baptist Church of Canyon Quilting Ministry, 1717 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015, Palo Duro Cowboy Church of Canyon, 12200 US-60 W, Canyon, TX 79015 or to Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st St., Lubbock, TX 79410.

Thank you for taking such good care of mom-Promiseland Assisted Living 3 & 1 staff, Teresa Scoggins, Tammy Lucio, Crystal, Irene, Shayla, Brenda, Cynthia, Sasha and Hospice of Lubbock-Jodie Destiny, April, Christina, Stephanie, Gloria and Serena.

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  • Visitation

    August 9, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    August 9, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Ave
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Cheryl Crain

Posted at 10:08am
Dear family, your mom and dad were wonderful friends to Betty and Cristler Crain and we all loved them so! Prayers for you as you miss them in the days ahead. Jerry and Cheryl Crain

Beverly Zearley

Posted at 10:28pm
What a beautiful video!! I was one of the many teachers who Jackie took under her wing during my student teaching at Paramount Terrace Elementary. She is one of the reasons I am where I am 28 years later. Thank you Mrs. Ward!!

Lynn Duncan

Posted at 10:09pm
I enjoyed teaching with Jackie at Paramount Terrace Elementary School. Loved seeing the video as I can relate to the time period. She lived a good life and I know she will be missed by many. Love and sympathy to her dear family. Lynn Duncan

Bobbie Johnson

Posted at 09:56am
Much love to all of you. Enjoyed the many times we got together with our Muleshoe friends. Also remember when your parents first came to Muleshoe and lived on our road on 1760. Remember Gary being in a swing that hung from the ceiling. Remember the time Arvis went with Jim down the country for Jim to take pictures of windmills & me & the kids stayed with Jackie. I went by to see Jackie twice at the home in Lubbock. So sad to see her there. Your mother & dad were a jolly fun couple and good Christian friends. Love & prayers to all of your family. J R & Bobbie Johnson

Tammy Lucio

Posted at 08:31pm
I loved our Jackie at promiseland.. She will be missed so much. I have so many wonderful memories of her that I will cherish. She was so much fun!! Prayers for the whole family.. Love yall.

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