TSGT. WARD LEDBETTER U.S. Air Force
, Retired Ward B. Ledbetter, 79, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 24, 2014, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 4, 1934, in Pontiac, Mich. He was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 22 years of service. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Catherine Ledbetter; sister, Joyce Ivy; and daughter, Catherine Ledbetter. Ward is survived by his loving wife, of 57 years, Germaine; children, Stephanie Pierce (Robert), Debbie Falkenburry (David), Marianne Sundell (Andrew) and Patrick Ledbetter (Carol); 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Frederick Ledbetter (Kim); and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice.