J. Philip Harley

j. philip harley

November 1, 1952 ~ July 24, 2004

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

J. Philip 'Phil' Harley, 51, passed away July 24, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Nora Harley of the family home; parents, Pastor James and Carolyn Harley of Pueblo; children, Jessica Harley, Michael Harley, both of Pueblo, Jennifer (Allan Kittle) Harley of Denver, Kimberly (Jeremy) Richards of Omaha, Neb. and Megan Harley of Pueblo; brothers, Keith Harley of Boulder, Colo. and John Harley of Beulah, Colo.; and grandchildren, Katelynn and Brandon Harley. Phil was born Nov. 1, 1952, in Louisville, Ky. He was the South East Asia Operations Manager for Halliburton. He was dedicated to his family, work and the well-being of his employees and fought for them. Phil loved music, movies and world cuisine. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating and especially trout fishing. He was an avid Colorado sports fan and always followed the Broncos and Avs. Phil was well-read and well-traveled. His favorite expression was, 'I saw and experienced enough in this world for two lifetimes.' There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at First Baptist Church, 9th and Grand, with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak and Pastor James Harley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LaGente Youth Sports, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Nora, Megan & family,
    It’s still so hard for us to believe that Phil has gone to rest forever. We cherish all the good times, good laughs and all the advice he gave – and the ever positive attitude. He was a good boss and friend and it was my utmost pleasure to have met and worked for me. Heard a lot of good things about him before I came to work for him in Oct 2002; and it was an honour for me to get the opportunity to work for him. Learnt a good perspective about life from him also. I am rest assured that he is with the LORD. Nora, may the good LORD give you and your entire family the fortitude to bear the loss. Stay blessed.

    Friends forever,
    Timilehin, Tope & Kayode EDUN

  2. I’m very sorry to hear that Phil has passed on.
    I am a friend of Phil’s brother John from school and work.
    I worked with Phil at McDonald’s around 1976. I remember him as being very full of life, a man who loved to have fun and could always made everyone laugh. He was also good at planning and carrying out some good pranks!
    I know he will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him.

    With sympathy,

    Barbara Grundy-Madigan

  3. Dear Mike,

    I wish you and your family strength and good energy in this difficult time. My prayers are with you.


  4. I had the pleasure of working for Phil for three years in Angola. He was one of the best. He will be deeply missed by all. Our condolences to you and your family.
    The Small Family.

  5. Dear Nora, Megan, and family,

    Our hearts go out to you, and our prayers keep going up for you. “Lord, give comfort and hope to these dear folks in their time of loss. Please be very real and close to them.”

    I have the privilege of leading the memorial service here in KL tomorrow at Halliburton’s office. Charlie Wright, Ivan Christie and I will be there to represent The Bridge Church. Along with his coworkers, we will remember and celebrate Phil’s life, and I’ll do my best to share with them the faith Phil had in our Savior.

    Now his faith has become sight, and he’s breathing freely the exhilirating air of heaven.

    You have our love and prayers,
    Todd Nelson + Jeni, Abby & Sarah

  6. Pappa Phil
    Was the greatest boss you could ever ask for. He was a saint as we both stared the same birthday of All Saints Day the 1st of Nov.

  7. May God be with your family in this time of need. Our deepest condolences go out to your family. Nora, take good care and we remain friends forever.

  8. My deepest sympathies and condolances. I had the pleasure of working with Phil in Angola. He touched every one he came in contact with. He was extemely positive and personable. He was admired and an inspiration to all that worked for him. I will truly miss him.

  9. Dear Nora and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I met you and Phillip breifly, through John, befor you went over sea’s. John has always spoke highly of his brother and I know what a great loss his life is for you. You are in my prayers.
    Mr Harley, Carolyn, Keith and John you are in my thoughts and prayers too.

  10. Dear Mike and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love and memories live on forever…

    With deepest sympathy,
    Tressa & Michael

  11. Mike & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much your father meant to you Mike…

    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.

    – William Penn



  12. I was VERY saddened to see this obituary in todays paper. I used to work for Phil at McDonalds on Northern in the early 1970’s, and I played in the Central High Band with his brother John. I remember Phil had a great character, he was a fun person to be around. I admired his work ethic, and his positive outlook on things. I am sad to know that the world will be without his cheerful spirit. It was a priviledge to have known and worked for him. I pray that his family will be comforted in this time of sorrow.

  13. Nora, Megan, and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Phil was a fine man, and he will be missed. I’ll always cherish our last Christmas dinner together. I’ll also remember how much our cats liked Phil!!! Please know that our prayers for you are ongoing.
    Dale and Sharmon Coleman

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