Velma Christine Ward, 94, of Grove, Okla. passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 peacefully in Tulsa, Okla. Velma was born in Miles City, Montana on May 30, 1916 to Christine (Dufloph) and Henry A Brandenberger.

Velma married Leon, who survives her, on October 16, 1943 in Monroe, Washington.

Velma worked as a Librarian at the Tulsa Public Library System before retiring.

Velma loved to make things and when she started a project she would master that and move on to the next project.

Velma is survived by her husband Leon of the home, one daughter; Margaret Martin and husband David, of Tulsa, Okla. and one son; John Ward and wife Gayle, of Oklahoma City, Okla., eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Velma is preceded in death by one son, Leon Ward.

A private family directed memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.grandlakefuneralhomes.com.