Florence Last Ward, 88, passed away on June 23, 2018 at her home at Quail Haven Village.

Born January 6, 1930 in North Bergen, New Jersey, daughter of Frederick and Wilhelmina Traphofner Last.

Mrs. Ward was a resident of Pinehurst since 1994. She moved here from Morris County, New Jersey where she had resided for 34 years. She retired in 1989 from Allied Signal Corp. (now Honeywell) in Morristown, New Jersey where she had been an advertising manager. She had previously been employed by the Madison (NJ) Board of Education and advertising agencies in New York City and Detroit, Michigan.

Mrs. Ward had been a member of the Board of Trustees of Moore Regional Hospital, Chair of the Pinewild Foundation Network, and had served on the Pinewild Property Owners League Board, the Pinewild Advisory Board and the Pinewild Women’s Golf Association Board.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Franklin; daughter, Deborah Lane of Pennington, NJ; sons, David of Highlands Ranch, CO and Mark of Liburn, GA; four grandchildren, Caitlin and Geoffrey Lane, and Caroline and Valerie Ward.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Susan; her sister, Doris Werben and her brother, Frederick Last, both of New Jersey.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Foundation of FirstHealth.

Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Pinehurst will be assisting the family.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Florence Last Ward, please visit Boles’ Tribute Store.

Online condolences: BolesFuneralHome.com.

Mrs. Ward’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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