He was always up for all the rehearsal time for our shows, even if that meant running one thing a thousand times, and always seemed excited to tape another KKTV Christmas special. “When he shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with night.”I was Don’s weekend morning co-anchor in Cincinnati and I didn’t realize until he left to go home to Colorado Springs, how much I would miss him.
Whenever the news came on, I quietly enjoyed him and the fact that he was my client! – Brooklynn. https://www.kktv.com/video/2020/08/25/remembering-news-anchor-don-ward Don Ward, who was a news anchor for CBS4 partner KKTV (11 News) was 55 years old. In 1995, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and then on to Cincinnati. Ward and Julia Nadeau Ward. --Nickie, Mr. Don Ward was not only for the community but he was the face of the community. He loved being at CSCC rehearsals and shows. There was no more protective son to his mother, Ruth Ward. CBS affiliate KKTV in Colorado Springs announced the sad news on Monday night, writing that it is believed he died from a heart attack but no official cause of death has been announced yet. Cameron. Don Ward. August 28, 2020. After graduating from CU Boulder, Don spent a year in St. Louis at the Broadcast Center. He used his strong photography skills on his many travels and shared this love of his with his viewers and family. With this certification and an assurance from a local news anchor, Don began his career in Sherman, Texas. Don was a friend to everyone he met and had an amazing sense of humor, and even though he knew so much he was always willing to learn from other people, younger or older. – Emma, Don was such a staple in both the Colorado Springs community and the CSCC community. He visited England every year, and New York City was another favorite. He loved music. Donations in Don’s honor can be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or the Don Ward Memorial Theatre Fund at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College 719.477.4379. receive updates when new memories are posted. COLORADO SPRINGS — Monday night, KKTV in … Don Ward will be missed but his actions and memories will always be remembered. Mr. Don always had a smile every time he worked with us, and his positivity radiated off of him making the experience even better. This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. His life revolved around their life events. I enjoyed working with him and like thousands of others, I will miss him.
You will forever be in my thoughts & prayers.Loving,Tammy BabcockMom of Cooper Babcock, https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/colorado-springs-co/don-ward-9326591. Don was such a special person not only to me, but all of Colorado Springs. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Closest to his heart was emceeing the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale annual concerts. He was always ready to sit down to learn about our stories in connection to the music, while also sharing his own. A Colorado community is mourning the loss of local television anchor Don Ward, who died at 55 while hiking in the mountains on Monday. Don’s ultimate goal and dream was achieved in February 2006 when he became the main anchor at KKTV 11 news. He was always so positive and upbeat. He will be missed by many people he loved and is watching over his family and colleagues/friends now. Don is preceded in death by his father, Donald Joseph Ward, Sr., his sister, Julie Mary Ward, and his brother-in-law, Russ Dillon. KKTV has lost their beloved co-anchor, but his family has lost their anchor. Don also loved to travel. I met with Don many times throughout the years. When we would finally nail that difficult number, he would cheer for us. I send my love out to all of his family who I care for very much. – Alyce, Words can’t describe how incredibly heartbreaking this is. He was a big part of the art community and the Chorale family, and will not soon be forgotten. Way I was deeply impressed. –Kamille. At that young age, I was impressed with his maturity. He loved to hike and climb 14ers. He was that guy, the guy we could count on. I went to see him about a life insurance Policy that his family had for him. Don loved being a part of the news, and sharing the news with his community both near and far.
He was a beacon of light.
Don was born on July 23, 1965, in Duluth, Minnesota. These were his nephews and nieces, John (with wife Alexa) and Julie Dillon, and Evan, Ryan, and Kate Lennon. I will meet him in heaven one day in the future. I first met Don as a very young guy, maybe a Senior in high school. He was the rock of the family to his sisters Cindy Dillon and Jen Lennon. Don’s passing leaves a void in the lives of his family, friends, KKTV colleagues, and the entire community. My heart is hurt to hear the news about his passing. I’m so very sorry for your loss. He had his goals and he was going to pursue them. Hello Dearest Jen,I didn’t know your brother personally but I do know you.You & I shared some wonderful times together @ School in the Woods with our boys.We’d serve pizza together on Friday’s.You were always there for me to offer advice, listen & wipe my tears.It’s now that I wish I could listen & wipe your tears. Also, emceeing walks for the American Diabetes Association and working on the St. Jude Dream Home. Don will be greatly missed. Don Ward, an anchor with a CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, died at 55 on Monday while hiking in the mountains. Don Ward suffered a heart attack while he was hiking and didn't recover. He did pursue his goals in a big way! Other beloved extended family members include the Maguire and O’Brien families, Chris, Kathleen and Elaine Lennon, and his stepfather Leo Schwartzenberger and his family. At that point, KKTV became his public family. He was the ultimate baby bro to sister Cindy, and a supportive big brother to his sister and brother-in-law, Jen and Greg Lennon. Thank you Don, for everything you’ve done for CSCC. He also had the honor to interview President Barack Obama at the White House. I loved working with him during our big shows at the Pikes Peak Center and especially at our most recent holiday show. He never missed an opportunity to teach someone something or to make someone smile. His favorite group by far was Queen, and his favorite musicals were Les Miserables and Billy Elliot. Ultimately, it’s a very sad and trying loss for the community but he will never be forgotten and will be celebrated for years to come. Anyone who has met him knows how witty, talented and kind he was. By: Tyler Dumas. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas.
No one can fill the space he left in our lives.
Don will be greatly missed. Every time we worked together he was kind, patient, funny, and set an excellent example of professionalism. May you rest in peace, Don.Gino Villarreal, I didn’t know Don Ward personally, but I didn’t need to know him that way to see how much of an impact he made on CSCC—from emceeing our shows to inviting us to be on KKTV every year for the Christmas special. –Kamille, Don was a friend to everyone he met and had an amazing sense of humor, and even though he knew so much he was always willing to learn from other people, younger or older. In his private life, and what he loved most in all the world, was his own family. He made work fun. He was a source of joy and lit up the stage, whether that be the Pikes Peak Center stage or the stage of his work. He will be dearly missed. Don was a 1983 graduate of Thomas B. Doherty High School where he was known for his drama roles and playing the trombone in the Spartan marching band. It was a privilege to work with him.
– Millie, I grew up idolizing the way that he could spin words. Home during this time of COVID,don and Diane meant so much to me don interviewed various experts on such a thorough and respectful. He will always remember. I haven't gotten chance to meet him in person but I only see his awesome pictures and videos he posted on his Facebook page that I really see his pictures and videos he shared with us on Facebook page. For I know how much your brother, Don Ward meant to you. He never missed an opportunity to teach someone something or to make someone smile. He was patient, positive, and beyond helpful every step of the way. He covered many major news stories including being at Ground Zero post-9/11, Columbine, and the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires.
.. His mother was very proud of him as was I! Cade CSCC. Besides his family, Don loved Liverpool Football, the CU Buffs, Colorado Rockies, the Broncos, and from his childhood, the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Democrat and he summited Mt. © 2020 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. He was born on November 14, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Roy A. --Cade, Don was always smiling when he worked with the kids at CSCC. Playing the guitar brought him great pleasure. In quick succession, he was in Ardmore and Lawton, Oklahoma, and finally landed in Colorado Springs in 1991 at KRDO.
Moving here in 1978, Don always considered Colorado Springs his home and always wanted to return here as his career flourished. Because of his role in the community, Don helped with several local non-profit fundraising events. Being a senior citizen. Don had degrees from University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University. He seemed to enjoy every second of the time he spent working for the Christmas and Spring shows.
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