Ronald Everett Ward MORETOWN - Ronald Everett Ward, 84, a lifelong resident of Moretown, passed away at the Lincoln House in Barre City on Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2018. Born in Moretown on Nov. 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Forrest and Harriet (Shonio) Ward. On July 30, 1954, he married the former Vera O. Luce in Warren and enjoyed 62 years together. Vera passed away on Oct. 10, 2016. Ron attended school in Moretown and was a graduate of Waitsfield High School. As a young man entering the workforce, he was employed at the former Weyerhaeuser Co. in Hancock before working 12 years for Barre City Creamery. There, he started as a truck driver and later, was a field agent doing quality control. In 1969, Ron went to work at Brothers Building Co. in Waitsfield as a plumber, receiving his Master Plumbing License in 1973. He retired in 1999. Ron served his community of Moretown as a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, tax collector and first constable. He was a founding member of the Mad River Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club where he served as a director and vice-president. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, going to deer camp with the boys in New Hampshire, fishing, snowmobiling, auto racing and camping at Kampersville. Ron is survived by his children Brian Ward, of Moretown, Kathy Carton, of Warren, Calvin Ward and wife Sharon, of Moretown; three grandchildren Colin Ward, of Providence, Rhode Island, Caitlin Quenneville, of Moretown, Stephen Carton, of Stowe; two great-grandchildren Mason Quenneville and Jaxon Carton; a sister, Lorraine Downer, of Morrisville; a brother, Kenneth Ward and wife Rosie, of Barre; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Graveside services will be held this spring in Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown at a date and time to be announced. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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