Naomi Ward


Naomi Anita Ward, 92, of Ledbetter, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Katy, Texas of natural causes. She was born in Goose Creek, Texas, on May 3, 1923 to Thomas Markham and Naomi (Hill) Markham.  She grew up in the Goose Creek area and attended Sinton High School.  On Oct. 26, 1939m, she married Howard Ward in Refugio, Texas. As a housewife she travel where the

Oil Industry moved her family from Houston to Corpus Christi, ending up in Simonton.

She was a Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church in Sealy, Texas. For over 30 years she rode her bike 10 miles five days each week. Her love for fishing took her wade fishing until she reached the age of 88. Besides fishing she loved working in her yard.

Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ward; her parents; daughter, Sharon Moody; and granddaughters, Jennifer and Tammy Phillips.

She is survived by her daughters: Robin Nowak and husband, Don, of Ledbetter, Texas, Jennifer Campbell and husband, Randy, of Katy, Becky Phillips and husband, Barry, of Rockdale, Texas, Evelyn Schmidt and husband, Rick, of Lockhart, Texas, and Kay Countis, of New Caney, Texas; and her sister, Joyce Roland, of Parker, Ariz.

She is also survived by grandchildren: Michelle (Derek) Janner, Brice Campbell (Kiki), Cassidy Campbell (Shawna), Wade Phillips (Sarah), Keith Schmidt, Leeman Schmidt (Dagny), Howard Moody (JoAnn), Mike Brubaker, Ward Brubaker, and Gretchen Holter (Mark); great-grandchildren: Paige and Morgan Janner, Kya, Avery, Riley, Bethyn and Cavynaugh Campbell, Brooke, Jude and Jacob Campbell, Halley and Zachary Phillips, Reagan (Mike) Neely, Emily, Brennan (Courtney) and Tyler Brubaker, Rodney Holter, and Jessica and Samantha Moody; and great-great-grandchildren, Maria Schmidt and Kailyn Brubaker.

Visitation was scheduled from 9 – 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sealy, Texas. Funeral service was scheduled following, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sealy, Texas on Thursday, February 11, 2016, with Rev. Merle Blado, officiating.

A Graveside Service planned at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in the Sinton Cemetery, in Sinton, Texas, with Pastor Randy Campbell, officiating.

Pallbearers were Don Nowak, Randy Campbell, Wade Phillips, Rick Schmidt, Howard Moody, and Ward Brubaker. Honorary Pallbearers will be all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418   (979) 865-2424.



  1. Carol mitchon 9 February, 2016 at 21:14 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss you all are in my prayers I love her so much she was my friend my roommate she was very special person who will be in my heart for the rest of my life. I thank god to let Naomi be in my life.

  2. Brenda Thompson 11 February, 2016 at 18:24 Reply

    My heart is heavy for your family as you mourn the loss of the precious saint that Nay was. Our family was extremely blessed to live across the street from her in Simonton for several years. She was not only a neighbor, she was one of my dearest friends back then and a faithful prayer partner. It was always so heart-warming to see Nay on that blue three-wheeler bicycle! Those of you that call her family were truly blessed, and you can be assured she is in the arms of Jesus now.

    With sincere condolences,

    Brenda Thompson

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