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Harriet A. Ward

August 1, 1921 - April 15, 2015
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Devoted sister, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Harriet led an amazing life. She was the Director and consultant to Early Childhood Programs, including Head Start programs, in the East Bay. She dedicated herself to children and families, and was very committed to undeserved populations.

Harriet loved to travel. She and her beloved twin sister Jean went on many adventures, and could always be counted on to go to the Twins conventions. Harriet was committed to living a healthy lifestyle, which included healthy eating and physical fitness. Several newspaper articles featured Harriet and her twin Jean, as they filled big shoes in their local community, including their efforts for the Walk Across Arizona campaign to get people walking!

Harriet took great pride in her children, Becky and Jeffrey, her grandchildren, Caitlyn ( Tola ) and Derek ( Patrina ), and her great- grandchildren, Sean, Madison, Ryan, Michael, Tayo, and Lola. She loved to have lunches and dinners, with all of them, and relished hearing about their many activities.

In 2013 Harriet, with her twin sister Jean moved from Green Valley Arizona to Piedmont Gardens in Oakland, California.

Harriet leaves behind her identical twin sister Millicent Jean, her children, Becky and Jeffrey, grandchildren Caitlyn and Derek, great- grandchildren Sean, Madison, Ryan, Michael, Tayo, and Lola, as well as her sister Amelia, and stepsons Jim ( Dorothy) and Nick ( Kim ) as well as other great nieces and nephews.

Harriet was a loving, caring person who enjoyed life and the people she met along the way. She lived life to the fullest and her wonderful spirit remains with those she loved.

A memorial service will take place at All Souls Episcopal Church (Parish) in Berkeley, 2220 Cedar Street on Saturday, June 13th at 1 pm.

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

West Cemetery Association

Address:

49 Pound Street, Bristol, CT, 06010

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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm

All Souls Episcopal Church

Address:

2220 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA, 94709

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Born: August 1, 1921
Died: April 15, 2015

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Martha Crowe posted on 6/12/15

Harriet invited me to her house on Keith Ave, in Berkeley, one New Years eve, where other friends also were gathered and we spent a warm and friendly celebration. She had a way of fostering friendship with others that I appreciated. She later became a friend I kept in contact with for over 30 years. Martha Crowe

 

Meredith Anderton posted on 5/19/15

Dear Jean and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Harriet and I wish you all comfort in the memories and experiences you shared together. Harriet and Jean were very close to my mother, and embraced me into their lives as well during my visits to Arizona, and again when my mother became ill and passed a couple of years ago. Jean- together with Harriet, offered me so much emotional support and warmth during the difficult time while I was in Arizona- I'll be eternally grateful for this. Even amidst that grief, Harriet's energy and spirit for life was forever present, and we shared some joyful moments-and laughs! One moment sticks out for me- Harriet had suggested I meet up with the 'Pot-holers' group that my mother had belonged to- a nice way to meet the other women and honor my mother. I picked up Harriet and Jean, and as we drove to a local place in Green Valley to meet the other ladies, the exact location of the place became the subject of a little debate ; ) Of course, being from Mass.,and having no GPS, I had no idea where I was going.... so was relying on Harriet and Jean for directions...we all had a great laugh when we arrived-safe and sound. it was one of those moments that reminds me that even amidst grief, there is hope, humor and reminders of life. Peace- Meredith Anderton

 

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