Cathy Ann Ward


Cathy Ann Ward
Cathy Ann Ward

Cathy Ann Ward, 62, of Amarillo, TX died Thursday, November 2, 2023.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cathy Ann Ward, who departed from this world on November 2, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. Cathy, affectionately known as “Lolli” to her four beloved grandchildren, was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, wife, and friend. Cathy left a mark on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Her memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2023, at Encounter Church, 200 Tascosa Rd., with Joe Dwyer officiating.  Burial will be held Monday, November 6, 2023, at Llano Cemetery, 2900 Hayes St., at 10:00 a.m., prior to the Memorial Service. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cathy was born July 22, 1961, in Amarillo, TX to Kenneth Cheek and Patsy (Armstrong) Cheek.  As little sister in the family, and perceived to be “daddy’s favorite,” she endlessly teased her brother, Sandy, and sister, MaLissia. However, she adored and loved her siblings and parents. Core beliefs such as selfless service, family centeredness, and kindheartedness were engrained at a young age, and demonstrated throughout her life.

She was a cheerleader at Fannin Junior High School, where she met and became best friends with her future husband, Brian Ward, later known as “Pop.”  Their relationship blossomed and were high school sweethearts while attending Amarillo High School.  They were wed on July 3, 1981, in Amarillo, and have been inseparable ever since.

Throughout Cathy’s journey, she touched the lives of countless individuals with her kindness and generosity. She was known for her unwavering love for her family, friends, and even fur babies, like Charlie, the crazy Mini-Aussie.

Cathy was spunky, fun, and the life of the party.  However, at her core, was compassionate, giving, and would help anyone in need.  Cathy often blessed others less fortunate with shopping trips whenever there was a need.  She was the rock of the family and loved family get-togethers.  If you were a guest in her home, you would enjoy the food she loved to cook, and never leave hungry or empty-handed.

When not working as a manicurist at Mane Tamers Beauty Salon, Cathy enjoyed playing Bingo, the slot machines, shopping online at Zulily, or simply loving on her children or grandchildren.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Sandy Cheek.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Ward; children, Brandon Ward and wife Jordan, and Kayla Maxwell and husband Nathan; grandchildren, Kambry Ward, Emma Ward, Carder Maxwell, and Paityn Maxwell; her sister, MaLissia Miller and husband Rodney; her sister-in-law, Becky Howard; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her great companion and fur-baby, Charlie.

Cathy may no longer be with us in person, but her memory will continue to shine brightly in the lives of all who were fortunate enough to be a part of her journey.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Lolli’s Christmas Give-a-way @ Venmo:  Cathy-Ward-52; a project dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to children in need.

The family is requesting for friends and family to sign Cathy’s casket on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, between Noon – 5:00 P.M.


11 Replies to “Cathy Ann Ward”

  1. Cathy and I were besties during our Junior school years. Our brothers were best friends and our parents were friends. Cathy was so much fun to be with and we loved riding our motorcycles together. We were cheerleaders together and had so much fun hanging out. Life and distance kept us from being together in our adult years but I will never forget all the childhood memories I have of Cathy. She was a precious friend to me! Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Cathy. You are dearly missed for now but not forever. We will see you again in our heavenly home !
    Kim Hankins Haiduk.

  2. Do you miss her too she’s a good friend of ours to my cousin know her to Phoebe Reynolds and Wade and Linda Pohlmeier we are we are we we all like her a lot to Strawberry get her good person very good person and I want to family give me a call sometime it’s 806-340-2477 and see

  3. My son and daughter grew up with Cathy. Brandon and my granddaughter were in first grade together. She also did my pedicures for years. She was always upbeat and positive regardless of the health issues she was dealing with. She was so so proud of her children, and loved her grandchildren so so much. She’ll be missed my me and many others.

  4. Cathy will truly be missed by so many of us that had our lives touched by her sweet spirit and giving ways. Cathy unselfishly gave so much of herself spending time and energy with my Aunt Lillian. They loved playing bingo together, and when my aunt got ill, she would come to visit and bring her Ruffled Cup cupcakes. She even threw my aunt a beautiful 80th birthday party and made her feel like a queen. I will miss this precious woman!

  5. Cathy had a beautiful spirit. When she walked in a room it would light up with her smile and energy. It was always fun to work with her. My life was blessed for having Cathy as a friend. I always admired her devotion to her family. I think Cathy was a beautiful example of a Proverbs31 woman.

  6. Cathy was such a wonderful person to know, she gave me my first peda-cure over 20 years ago and I had to have that very often.

  7. Cathy was such a great person to know. She was funny and always in a good mood. She sure loved her family!
    She will be greatly missed.
    Prayers for her family.

  8. Cathy, my friend, there was never a more kind and generous person than you. I have so many great memories of us working together at Mane Tamers. You are going to be greatly missed!
    Till I see you again you my friend !
    Love you

  9. Cathy was a beautiful, lovely host when my wife Malia and I visited my cousin Brian in Amarillo!! I wish we could have shared our home with her in Hawaii for a visit. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew of her wonderful inspiring light!! Aloha Cathy we will meet again! Woody & Malia

  10. Cathy was so funny! She was always laughing. Prayers for her family and friends! She will be greatly missed!

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