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Obituary: Pearl Comfort Morrison Ward

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Pearl Comfort Morrison Ward, 87, passed away quietly on Thursday evening, March 22, 2001, in Lehi, Utah, following declining health and the consequences of a recent stroke.

Pearl is the daughter of Pearl Comfort Neal and George Baker Morrison, original owner of the Morrison Meat Pie Bakery and Restaurants in Salt Lake City. She attended Wasatch Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High and East High School before the family moved to California.

Pearl married Ralph Prouse Ward, of Willard, Utah, in Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1942. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on April 10, 1944. They would travel throughout the United States and spend three years in Europe because of Major Ward's military responsibilities. They had one child, Carroll Jean Ward Carter. Pearl and Ralph settled in Southern California in 1952. For 30 years they resided in Upland, California. Pearl moved to Orem, Utah, in 1995 to be closer to her daughter. Pearl was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in numerous music assignments, the Relief Society and its various committees. During her early retirement, she and Ralph attended the Los Angeles Temple almost weekly. Pearl loved working on genealogy and had a talent for writing poetry.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Carroll Jean Carter and son-in-law, Richard W. Carter of American Fork, Utah; four grandchildren, Lanna Wilson of Salt Lake City, Neal Carter of Provo, Brian Carter of Logan, and Gary Carter, currently serving as a missionary. Pearl has two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law: Lorraine Morrison of California and Betty Ward of California. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1986; two sisters and a brother.

Graveside services will be held on

Monday, March 26, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the

Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive. Family and friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary 9:45-10:45 a.m., prior to services.