James Ward Jr.
Jan 1, 1970 - Aug 31, 2017
In Memory of James (Jim) Everett Ward, Jr.
Jim was a “one of a kind” father, husband and brother. He was born on March 31, 1947, in Nampa, ID, to James and Mabel Ward. He passed away on August 31, 2017, and was reunited after a long separation from his wife Karen, after her passing 20 years ago on August 21, 1997. He enjoyed helping others, whether it was friends or family. This included helping his sister Wanda Jean Banks until her passing on January 4, 2013, as well his mother-in-law Grace R. Rule with taking care of her and her property in Ophir, CA, until her passing on March 25, 2014. He also helped neighbors who needed his skills, whether it was with home projects or vehicle repairs. Jim graduated from Roseville High School in 1965. He retired from the railroad in 2007, and continued to meet with his co-workers from that long career. He had fond memories of his breakfasts they had each month.
Jim is survived by his two daughters, Nannette K. Ward and Nicole M. Ward and his sister Linda Turner and her husband James.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mabel, brother Arnold Ward, and sister Wanda Banks.
We would like to thank Blossom Ridge Hospice for all of their support. Marnie, Lindsey & Terri you guys are the best!