James ‘Jim’ Ward

California State Prison-Solano (SOL) reported the passing of retired Food Manager James “Jim” Ward on Jan. 18.  

Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Ward joined CDCR in 1989 as a Correctional Supervising Cook at San Quentin. He later transferred to the California Medical Facility and then promoted to SOL as a Supervising Correctional Cook, Assistant Correctional Food Manager and then Correctional Food Manager prior to his service retirement a few years ago.

Quite hour services will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Quiet Hour at the Nadeau Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville, CA.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.  Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler Street, Vacaville, CA.


4 Responses

  1. Shawnee Sisneroz Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 2:35 am

    I remember Mr. Ward from attending the State Task force Meetings for Food Service, I remember him as a very awesome person and I am very sad to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Sherri.Aragon Tuesday, February 4, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    As my Food Manager at CSP-Solano (this was my start as a Supervisor), not only did you give me great advice to learn, but you had a great ear. Thank you for being a leader and teacher and a guide and a friend.

  3. Cindy Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    I loved working with Jim. Wonderful person and I was a better person for knowing him. God bless.

    • Penny Vaughn Saturday, February 1, 2014 / 1:19 pm

      Mr. Ward was my Food Manager at CSP-Solano. He was also my mentor. He always had good sound advice, and even kept in touch after he retired. He will be missed. The best to his family, epecially his wonderful wife Diane. RIP

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