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James R. Ward

August 14, 1950 — October 21, 2022

James R. Ward Age 72 died peacefully on October 21, 2022, at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, MT.

James Ward, better known as Jim Ward, or to those closest to him, Poppi, was born on August 14, 1950, in Denver, CO. As Jim progressed in his life, he became a Corpsman for the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Hospital Corpsman Third Class. Jim served in the Navy during the Vietnam war. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist until his eventual retirement.

Jim was married to his wife, Paula Ward, for almost 44 years at the time of his passing.

Aside from spending time with family, Jim enjoyed playing games, relaxing at home, and watching various programs. As an active community member, Jim has touched many people's lives, even if unknowingly. To those who knew him only as Jim Ward, he may have come off as abrasive, but to those who knew him as Poppi, Jim was a very lively man with a unique sense of humor, that occasionally only he understood.

Jim is survived by his wife, two children, four grandchildren, two adopted children, and his adopted granddaughter.

Family and friends are invited to the Twin Bridges Cemetery for the funeral ceremony, which will take place at 3:00 pm on Friday, 28, 2022, with dessert, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate at the Assembly Church in Sheridan following.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the local Twin Bridges Women for Veterans group. Any donations can be made to the Twin Bridges Women for Veterans and sent to P.O Box 506 Twin Bridges, MT 59754.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

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