Mrs. Dorothy Marie Ward, a resident of Taft for the past 44 years, passed away last night at her home at 207 1/2 Crystal Ave. Born on February 15, 1915, Mrs. Ward attended local schools and graduated from Taft Union High School. She is survived by her husband, Warren M. Ward, and one son, Warren G., also of Taft; one daughter, Dorothy Crawford, Bakersfield; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brock, Taft, and Catherine Achatz of Bakersfield, and her mother, Mrs. Minnie A. Achatz, Taft. The rosary will be recited in the Chapel of the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home at 8 o’clock tonight. Funeral services will be conducted by Father Patrick McHugh of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, also in the Erickson and Brown Chapel, Friday at 9 a.m.