Volume 6, Number 32 - November 2, 2006
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James I. Mariner
James I. Mariner was born May 28, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Chester W. and Marjorie (Fennel) Mariner.
Jim graduated from Fairplay High School, attended college and prior to enlisting in the Air Force of the U.S. Armed Forces, married Mary L. Clark.
After returning from a tour in Vietnam, he completed his service obligation and moved to Pinedale, where he owned and operated the Pinedale Roundup with his father Chet Mariner.
Jim had two sons, Alan and Brad, then moved back to Colorado, working as a mechanic, independent contractor and truck driver. Jim remarried in 1988 and continued working for Montford. Jim was a two-time survivor of cancer and has been a Colorado Springs resident since 1999.
Jimís interests included automobiles, reading (particularly westerns - Louis LíAmour), remaining involved with the VA and VFW (lifelong member), had an avid love/hate relationship with the Denver Bronco football organization and enjoyed tinkering in general.
Jim died Oct. 18, preceeded in death by his parents, C.W. and Marjorie Mariner.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jacqulyne; two sons: Alan B., serving in the U.S. Army, and James B. of Pinedale; four sisters: Barbara Larimore of Horn Lake, Miss., Marjene Anderson of Flagstaff, Ariz., Colleen Kazor of Lake Orion, Mich., and Michelle Clarke of Grove, Okla.; three grandchildren: Ashton, Rhianna and Kade; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Swan Law Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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