James A. Abel, 76, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2007, surrounded by his family. He will be reunited with his beloved wife, Kitty, who preceded him in death. Also predeceased by parents, Homer and Beatrice Abel; and brother, Homer Abel. Jim leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jim (Roanna) Abel, Carol (Randy) Dent, Annette (David) Morris; grandson, Andrew James Morris; brother and best friend, Bill (JoAnn) Abel; brother, George (Donna) Abel; sister, Barbara (Harold) Martin; numerous nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbors. Jim joined the Colorado National Guard in 1949, and was in the 193rd Tank Battalion as a Platoon Sgt. in Korea until 1952. He worked for Weicker Moving & Storage and Kelly Trucking & Crane as a crane oiler from 1956 until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed his daily outings with his brother Bill and occasional gambling trips to Cripple Creek and New Mexico. He was a proud member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90 and Eagles Aerie No. 145. Jim always gave generously of himself to his family, friends and neighbors and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Jim, Carol and Annette,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim, but so thankful he didn’t suffer long. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kathleen and Dale

  2. Jimmy was my neighbor when I lived on East Seventh Street. Jimmy. George, Barbara, Delbert,Gus,and I played together.
    Jimmy was a very nice and considerate person, and I liked him and his family very much.

  3. Jim, Carol,Annette, Roanna, Randy & David (Andrew, too!): Your Dad will always be in my heart and in my memories. We had many great years!! Bill & I were both blessed with such a nice friend.

  4. Carol and Annette,
    Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace…

    Lynn Logan Chavez
    Los Lunas, NM

  5. Mr. Abel had the best Grandpa laugh and I will be sure to share that with Andrew when he gets older. I wish you all well and hope you can find comfort in your memories. Love, Jill

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