Charlotte Ward has been announced that her husband Fred Ward has died which is of interest to those of you who knew the man or know of his work:
"Ward developed his gemstone series for National Geographic into nine books under his own imprint, Gem Book Publishers: Diamonds (also in Russian), Emeralds, Jade, Opals, Pearls, Phenomenal Gems, Rubies and Sapphires, and Gem Care. Morphing into a gem dealer and a gemologist and a proud president and board member of DCGIA, Ward earned a GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma in 1990 in the shortest time ever recorded, 90 days."
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From: Charlotte Ward <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:55:45 -0700
Here is the obituary that I wrote for Fred. who died last week.
Chris and I took care of him to the very end here in our home. We had wonderful, if minimum, hospice care for over a year.
Posted by: Kim Noyes <firstname.lastname@example.org>