Anoma (Nomy) Elaine Anderson Ward
December 17, 1925 - Wakefield, Nebraska
September 24, 2011 - Denver, Colorado
Anoma (Nomy) Elaine Anderson Ward, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Highline Care Community in Denver, Colorado. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 AM at Montview Presbyterian Church,1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80220. Nomy was born on December 17, 1925, on a family farm north of Wakefield, Nebraska. She was the eldest of 4 daughters of Albert and Ruth (Bengtson) Anderson. Nomy attended Central Rural School through the 8th grade and finished her high school education at Wakefield High School in 1943. She continued her education at Commercial Extension Business School in Omaha.Whileworking in Omaha she met her husband-to-be. Nomy married Clifford Ward in Wakefield on September 1, 1946 at the Covenant Church. They are the parents of 3 children. The family lived in Omaha until 1949 when they moved to Wakefield where Cliff built numerous homes both rural and in town including some of the homes south of the city park. His construction business took their family back to Omaha and then to Denver in 1957. Nomy continued her education at Emily Griffith Opportunity School in Denver and later worked as Property Manager for Van Schaack and Cherry Creek Towers in Denver for many years. Nomy will be remembered for her sunny, cheerful disposition. It was a delight to be with her. She was committed to her work, and excelled at it. Nomy was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren and demonstrated her love for them in countless ways. Nomy loved Colorado, especially the mountains, and she enjoyed working with flowers in her backyard. Nomy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Cliff; her daugher, Candy of Denver, son Mike and wife Lorna of Tucson, AZ, and son Paul and wife Lucinda of Denver; 4 grandchildren, Zachary Ward and wife Cheryl of Chicago, IL, Jacci Miranda and husband Ryan of Swansea, MA, Cameron Ward of Seoul, South Korea, and Katie Ward of Tucson, AZ; 2 great-grandchildren Sage and Caleb Miranda; her sisters, Phyllis Hall, Johnston, IA, Lois Felt, Denver, CO, and Evonne Burkink, Norfolk, NE, and many nieces and nephews and cousins.