Anice Johnson Ward of Martha’s Vineyard and Silver Spring, Md., a retired educator, died on August 15 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 95. Known to friends and close associates as Toni, she was a beautiful, vivacious, fashionable and fun-loving woman, a raconteur who loved music, theatre, drama, art, bridge, travel, needlepoint, and “jiggling some ice cubes.”

She was a constant fixture on the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, especially the Inkwell. Her boisterous laugh could often be heard along the porches of Oak Bluffs as she enjoyed cocktails and the company of good friends.

She was married to Ralph S. Ward from 1960 until his death in 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey Michelle Trabue, and son-in-law, Theodore E. Trabue Jr., of Washington, D.C., two grandchildren, Justin, a junior at Cal Poly and Theodore (Teddy) Trabue 3rd, a Lafayette fourth grader, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in Minnesota and New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her brother Randolph Johnson, M.D., of South Orange, N.J.

Anice will be interred in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. with her husband Ralph. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oak Bluffs.