Garner, Barbara Ward

May 04, 2005

BARBARA WARD GARNER, died of cancer of May 2, 2005. She was the daughter of Dr. Arthur Ward and Elizabeth Chipman. She was born on July 3, 1918 in Akron, Ohio, but was raised in various locations in New England, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After finishing high school in Winchendon, Massachusetts, she obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. During World War II she worked at a radar laboratory at Harvard University, where she met and then married her husband, Dr. Wendell R. Garner. At the end of the war, she and her husband moved to Baltimore, where her husband taught at Johns Hopkins University for 22 years. After a year in Cambridge, England, they moved to Branford, her husband becoming a professor at Yale University. Later they moved to Meadow Ridge, a retirement community in Redding, Connecticut. She is survived by her husband, three children, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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