Obituaries & Tributes

Joshua Michael Ward

Joshua Michael Ward, 29, passed away on July 9, 2020. 

Joshua was born in Redlands, Calif. He graduated from Chaffey Adult School in Ontario, Calif., in 2012. 

He loved life, most of all his sons Justin and Oliver Ward. He lived most of his life in southern California, moved to Arizona and finally lived the past 4 years in Springfield, Oregon.

He is survived by his father Michael Ward of Ontario, his mother Brenda Dennison of Creswell, his sons Justin Ward of Arizona and Oliver Ward of Oregon, his sisters Tiana Ward of Palm Desert, Calif., and Megan Dennison of Redlands, his brothers Brandon Abromovich of Redlands and Tyler Rorer of Oregon, his grandfather Dennis Ward of Ontario, and his grandparents Ted and Cathy Dennison of Redlands. He’s also survived by aunts, uncles, nephew and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lena Ward of California, Uncle Darren Ward and cousin Brian Ward of Arizona.

Josh loved Batman — he always said you could never say he wasn’t Batman, you would never see them both in the same place. 

A memorial service was held for Joshua on July 25 at Nazarene Church in Creswell, with Pastor Benjamin overseeing the service. 

You are forever in our hearts, Joshie, and will be missed by many. 



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