Jearldean Ward of Branson returned to her husband Jean on Friday, June 22, 2012, after her third battle with cancer.

Jearldean grew up in California, and later met her husband. They relocated to Colorado where they lived the rest of their lives.

She was self-employed as a rural mail carrier for nearly 25 years. She also drove school buses off and on and helped out in the community.

Her husband Jean preceded her in death in 1992.

She is survived by her daughter, Jamie (Ben Gallegos); her grandsons, Zachary, Xian and Charles; and numerous other family members.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, at Branson Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Jearldean’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.