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(February 24, 1932 – September 5, 2009)

Therese Ann Ward (Solosky), loving mother & grandmother, 77, of Midland, passed away Saturday, Sept 5 at the Niche Aging and Adult Care Center in Bay City. Terry was born to Frank and Rose Solosky in Midland on Feb. 24, 1932. She graduated from Midland High School in 1950. She worked briefly as a nurse?ÇÖs aide before being hired at Dow Chemical in the work order department. On Aug. 6, 1960 she married Thomas G. Ward of Saginaw and moved to Detroit where she was a fantastic mother to three energetic boys. They moved back to Midland in 1968 where she lived the rest of her life being the best mom and wife that anyone could have ever wished. Terry was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Church of Midland and a member of the Midland County Association of Retired School Personnel (MCARSP). She absolutely loved to shop, travel, socialize and did as much of her favorite things until her health failed her in 2006. Terry was a beautiful, vibrant lady who had a face full of sunshine and a smile for one and all. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Danielle) Ward, Jonathon Ward, Douglas (Teresa) Ward; one brother Jerry Solosky; two sisters, Wilhelmina Dockham, Mary (Clarence) Lince, all of Midland and many special nieces and nephews. Terry also leaves behind four precious grand children, Aleah, Macie, Valerie and James who she loved and cherished more than they will ever know. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Thomas G. Ward and her brother Larry Solosky. The Ward Family would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the love and care that the Niche has given Terry in the last few months of her life. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Friday Sept 11 at 10:00 am with Father Pete Gaspeny officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Thursday Sept 10 from 3 til 7 and on Friday from 9 am until the time of the service. A Vigil Service will be held Thursday night at 6:30 pm. Those planning an expression of love may wish to consider the Blessed Sacrament Church or the Midland Council on Aging