James A. Hayes, 64, passed away Feb. 19, 2019. Survived by wife of 39 years, Rosemary Hayes; special niece, Jessica (Andrew) Gowin and their children, Andilee, Brooke and Cameron; special niece, Samantha Rosales and her son, Kyle Smith; mother-in-law, Erlinda Rosales; and other close relatives. Preceded in death by parents, John and Ida Mae Hayes; and father-in-law, Santiago Rosales, Sr. Jim was born on April 14, 1954, in Pueblo, worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office and was a coach at District 60 schools. He enjoyed coaching, the Broncos and going to Cripple Creek. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. CandleImageRosemary, I was looking for info about your mom and found this. I’m sorry for your loss. I wish you would have told me. I am sorry to hear about your mom as well.

  2. Rosemary, Jimstopped and visited with me prior to heading off to marry you many years ago. I never saw him so happy in all of our years as childhood friends. Every time I saw him over the years, he left me with the thought that he was still very happy.
    Jim was a rare “good” man and our lives were graced by his time with us.

  3. Rosemary, I am sorry for your loss. I know that Coach loved working with the girls at East High School and the the girls loved him. I will always have loving memories of Coach and wish you peace and comfort through this challenging time.

  4. With a very heavy and saddened heart…Thinking way back to Parkview, Risley, and East High…We played in the orchestra, the Pioneer Bowman Club, Softball, and darts. You were a part of my wedding. When we moved to Pueblo West contact became less and less. I was blessed to have known you and have you be a part of my life. I asked God for comfort for Rosemary, and all family and friends.

  5. Dearest Rosemary,
    I was saddened to see this in the newspaper. I have very fond memories of you and Jim back during our softball days. I am glad I did get to say hello to Jim, even though he didn’t remember me, on the day I saw you at Pueblo Dragon over a year ago. My sincerest condolences to you and your family! May he rest in peace!!

  6. We lost a great soul. Jimmy had a quick wit and a great sense of humor to match. I will miss our phone calls jabbing each other about our football teams. Jimmy leaves a void that can not be filled. The memories we have of him will be cherished forever. RIP brother Jim.

  7. I’m so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I knew him from the post office and he was always friendly with an engaging smile. He will be missed by so many. May you rest in peace, Jim.

  8. In High School, we ran with our group of friends …
    Our teenage dreams fueled by beer and rock music …
    Some mischief and mishaps … School ended and
    Jim went off for service to our great country …
    I got married … On his return, Jim met Rosemary,
    my dear sister-in-law … A few months later the family
    grew when Jim and Rosemary united in marriage …
    When life struggles appeared, our friendship faded,
    but endured … Jim, thank you for sharing the
    numerous good times, now only leaving memories …
    Rest In Peace and now in Gods presents, give him
    thanks that with our mischief, we never got caught …

  9. Rosemary, we are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a wonderful man, with a very kind spirit. I still remember your wedding day, like it was yesterday… Traveling through the snow, and hanging out with Mud and Lizzy. And your song, every time I hear it, my heart remembers seeing you and ‘Nephew,’ looking into each others with a special love that I knew I wanted to find myself one day…Who would have known they would meet in heaven…Always and forever…Until me meet again…
    I always enjoyed going to your house, in Pueblo with all the kids and all the activity. I have some really great memories…like the pizza that we ordered and got caught, thank God cousin Bea stopped by and gave us the remaining balance. Then when you all moved to Sacramento, pitching in for gas money so we could take a ride in Steve’s van.
    My heart knows your pain, may the Lord Bless and Protect you and give you His Peace.

    All my Love, your cousin Donna (Rosales) Davis

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