Gregory “Scott” Ward, a retired union laborer, and resident of Fulton, MO died unexpectedly on July 23, 2019, at the age of 57, at the University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, MO.
For the last two years Scott lived an active life despite cancer. He was an advocate for others facing treatment and became a spokesman for HPV Immunization.
Scott is survived by his wife of 25 years, Laura Holder Ward; his brother, Doug; and sister, Wendy; a niece and many nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Dale and Marlys Ward; and sister Kim.
Scott grew up in Amery, WI and graduated from Amery High School.
He worked in road construction for more than 30 years in Minnesota and was a retired member of Laborers Local Union 563. He spent construction season working in the Twin Cities, and living in Amery, and winters in Missouri. He considered himself “equestrian by marriage” and lived in Fulton where his wife Laura is a faculty member in the William Woods University School of Equestrian Studies.
Scott was a member of the American Philatelic Society and in Missouri he was actively involved in the Kingdom and Columbia Philatelic Societies. He was awarded for work that he loved as a mentor to young people, providing guidance and support to youth stamp clubs throughout mid-Missouri. He was the Youth Chairman for the St. Louis Stamp Expo for more than a decade, organizing amazing volunteers and resources to provide an activity room for kids during this annual event.
In Amery, WI, a “Celebration of Scott’s Life” is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at Balsam Lutheran Church, 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery WI, 54001.
In Fulton, MO, a “Celebration of Scott’s Life” is planned for Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Aldridge Recreation Center, William Woods University, Fulton, MO.
Memorials in honor of Scott can be made to the American Philatelic Society, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA, 16823. Specify that your contribution go to the “Scott Ward Memorial for Youth Stamp Collecting.” Memorials in Scott’s name may also go to the Balsam Lutheran Church, Amery, WI.