In Memory

Veronica "Bunny" Ward (Lichvar)

Veronica Bunny Ward (Lichvar)

We received an email from Veronica's father.  Veronica died January 23, 2009 from cancer.  Here's her obituary:

Veronica Ward "Ronnie" Lichvar

LICHVAR, Veronica "Ronnie" Ward, 46, beloved wife, mother, daughter and friend went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 23, after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Chip Lichvar; a daughter, Rebecca Anne Lichvar; and son, Jonathan Robert Lichvar. She is also survived by her parents, Henry and Joyce Ward of Lanexa; brothers, Gary (Virginia) of Yorktown and Stephen of Lanexa; her mother-in-law, Evelyn; and the late, Robert Lichvar of Prince George. Ronnie was an active member of Staples Mill Baptist Church in Glen Allen, where she worked as administrative assistant in the child development center. Her eyes were donated to the Virginia Eye Bank by her husband, who himself received a heart transplant 11 years ago. The family wishes to thank the members of Staples Mill Road Baptist Church for all the love and care given to Ronnie during her illness. The hospice unit nurses and staff at Retreat Hospital, who showed much compassion as they looked after her and the family during this time. A celebration of her life will be held Monday 7 p.m. at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church, in Glen Allen. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Monday prior to the celebration service at the church. The family request no flowers please make donations to Hospice of Virginia, 7231 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Richmond, Va. 23226 or the Staple Mill Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 10101 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Vincent Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Va. handling arrangements.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from January 25 to January 26, 2009