Martha S. Ward, 81, of Vidor died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at her residence.  Funeral services were held Wednesday morning  at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. 

A lifelong resident of Vidor, she was a retired custodian with VidorISD. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxillary post # 8246, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #910 of Vidor.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Jay P. Nolan; parents, Elton and Cordell Bush; brothers, Alfred Bush, Coy Bush, Foye Bush, and Special Bush; sister, Miriam Cowart; great-grandchild, Cade Wright; and niece, Rhonda Parham.

She is survived by her daughters, Glynda Wright and husband Thomas of Flower Mound, Texas, Paula Christian and husband Ricky of Vidor, and “Lulu” Bobbie Louise Johnson and husband Roger Sr of Vidor; sister, Bonnie Berwick of Center; grandchildren, Alesha Hogue, Kyle Wright, Brian Wright, Atasha Quebedeaux, Roger Johnson Jr., Bobby Johnson, and Christi Penning; great-grandchildren, Josh Wright, Dillion Wright, Callie Wright, Christian Quebedeaux, Madison Johnson, Alexis Penning, Gavin Penning, and Brooklinn Penning.