Don C. Ware, 64, a resident of Las Vegas for 32 years, died October 12, 2004. Beloved father and husband is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rita-Marie Ware; and his daughters, Anna-Marie Wiles, Lori-Marie Ware, and Jamie Marie Ware; his grandchildren who meant the world to him – Bryce, Mitchel, Nicholas, Matthew, and Mary; his sister, Jolena Wilsdorf; and many other extended family members. His brother, Pat Ware; mother Charlene Orr; and daughter, Jeanette Marie Ware preceded Don in death. After his service in the Navy and the Albuquerque, NM police department, Don and his family moved to Las Vegas to serve his country as a DEA agent for 26 years, earning the Presidential Medal of Valor. Services will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming.
Source: Albuquerque Journal (NM) – Tuesday, October 19, 2004