James G. Ward, 75, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Myrna, of the family home; mother, Dorothy Ward; children, Susan Ward, Stephen (Candace) Ward, William (Debbie) Ward, Mary (Raymond) Balchuck, Nicholas (Traci) Ward; grandchildren; Jennifer and Sean Ward, Ryan Balchuck and Aidan Ward; brother, Jerry (Dolly) Ward; sisters, Dorothy Joan Prescott and Jane Starritt; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father, Ray Ward; brothers, Charles and John Ward; and son, Christopher. Jim was born April 11, 1930, to Ray and Dorothy Ward and married Myrna Harper on August 6, 1955. Jim worked for Pueblo Motive since 1952 and was owner/operator since 1981 where he touched many people throughout his years and through his involvement in the automotive industry. Jim was an active member of Shrine of St. Therese. He loved starting his day with the 6:40 a.m. daily Mass family. He enjoyed time with his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Reverend Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund or the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003 Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Thinkig of you all in these dark days…but I will not forget how Uncle Jim made us laugh!! XOXOX Alma Jean & Nelson

  2. Thank you for sending the website

    Our condolences to all the family and have good memories of our visit to Pueblo in the early 70’s

    Will try to get back again some time

    Judy & Alden

  3. Ryan,

    My families’ thoughts are with you and your family.

    You introduced me to your grandfather last year (I think it was at Highlands Ranch – but the games kind of blur together) and I remember thinking how great it was that he had come out to see you do your thing and how close the two of you were.

    You will have many special relationships in your life, but you are very lucky to have had this one with your grandfather.

    Take Care of yourself and your family,
    Sincerely,

    Shannon

  4. For the last 70 years Jim was the best friend a person could ever ask for. From grade school through Jr. College we fished together, rode our bicycles to Beulah and back, hopped a freight train to a football game and worked together on three differant occasions. Something great has gone out of many lives with Jim’s passing. God bless his family.
    Ernie Johnson

  5. To Ryan and your wonderful family, “Grampa Jim” was a great man. He always had a smile on his face and would give me hug and a warm greeting every I time saw him. He will be sorely missed by the band.

    Sincerely,
    Virginia Franklyn
    Colorado Skye Pipes and Drums

  6. Ron has know Jim for many years as he was a pretty regular customer at Pueblo Motive. Jim was an extremley friendly and helpful person. I got to know him at the CPA firm that I work for. He was always very friendly to me. We wil both miss seeing him. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family.

  7. I will always remember Mr. Ward as he set up before mass at the Shrine of St. Therese. He was always ready with a smile and a good word. I also have memories of him behind the counter at Motive always ready to help someone with their automotive problems. My deepest sympathy to the Ward and Balchuck families. I am unable to come to Pueblo for the funeral mass, but please know you are all in my prayers.

  8. JIM WAS ALWAYS FRIENDLY. EVERYTIME I SAW HIM, HE MADE SURE TO TELL ME TO BE CAREFULL. JIM WAS DELIGHTFUL TO DO BUISSINESS WITH, AS WELL AS TO JUST SIT AND CHAT. HE ALWAYS TOOK TIME OUT TO SAY “HELLO” AND GIVE A SMILE. HE SET THE BAR VERY HIGH IN THE PARTS BUISSINESS. HE WIIL BE SADLY MISSED BY THE PARTS INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE CITY OF PUEBLO. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH JIM, AND HIS FAMILY.

  9. My sympathies Nick, and to your whole family. I have fond memories of our childhood together, memories that will always bring forth a smile. I remember Mr. Ward as a hard-working, kind-hearted and generous man. May you and your family find peace in this difficult time.

  10. My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Jim Ward; he was truly a friend and role model in my life. Jim was the one who helped me get through college by his encouragement, example, and affording me the oportunity to work at Pueblo Motive between classes. In past years we were both members of the university’s advisory board making sure others could find careers in the atomotive industry. I will always remember his kindness and love of friends and family.
    Mike Pavicich
    Volkswagen of America

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