Death Notice



Helen Ard, 84, of Newport, Ore. and a former long-time Grandview resident died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Newport.

She was born July 23, 1920 in Colby, Kan., the daughter of Flora (Sargent) and John W. Storer. She received her education in Oklahoma, graduating from Kingfisher High School with the class of 1939. On July 2, 1946 she married Gerald Reuben Ard in Wichita, Kan. To this union two sons were born, Gerald, Jr. and John Ard.

In 1952, the Ard family moved to Washington settling in the Tri-Cities, Prosser and later Grandview in the 1960s.

In 1998, they moved to Oceanview Retirement Center at Newport, Ore.

Her husband passed away June 20, 2001, and she continued to make Newport her home until the time of her death.

She is survived by two sons, Gerald Ard Jr. and wife, Donna, of Toledo, Ore. and John Ard and wife, Cindy, of Selah; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; and one sister, Lois Conley.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Burial will be at Mabton Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Gideons International.


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