Linda Ward

Linda Ward

Nursing Faculty Member


Linda Klingler Ward was born and raised in Rexburg, Idaho. She earned her associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in nursing at Ricks College, Brigham Young University, and Walden University. She loved her 34 years of working as a registered nurse in oncology, newborn and pediatric intensive care, the emergency department, and nursing management before coming to teach at BYU-Idaho in 2012. A highlight of her nursing career was scrubbing in on several open-heart surgeries with Dr. Russell M. Nelson. 

Sister Ward has served in many church callings including stake and ward Primary president, Relief Society and Young Women president, and several teaching positions. She loves her current calling as Primary pianist. 

Sister Ward and her husband, Kerry, have been married for 40 years. They are the parents of 4 wonderful children and have 9 amazing grandchildren who light up their lives! Sister Ward loves spending time with her family and traveling.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love” (Moroni 7:48).

Please describe in a few sentences:

  1. What do you do to seek tender mercies from the Lord in your life?
  2. How have you learned to recognize and remember these tender mercies?