James Alan Donaldson, 64, was born Feb. 14, 1948, and passed away Oct. 24, 2012. Survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Jim (Karen) Donaldson, Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Tanya (Dr. Mike) DeRose, of Pueblo; brother, Dennis Donaldson; sister, Debra Donaldson, both of Pueblo; the true loves of his life, granddaughters, Nikki and Sarah Donaldson of Alaska, Lexi and Gia DeRose and Amanda Love all of Pueblo; two nephews, Danny and Adam Donaldson; and two nieces, Racheal and Krystal Donaldson all of Pueblo. Jim retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 28 years. He loved fishing, hunting, quading and camping with the family. A special thank you to Dr. Carol Venable and staff; two very special home care nurses, Lynette and Gleanna; hospice nurses, Tony and Christina, and all of Joni Fair Hospice House staff. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2012, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to Meals on Wheels through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing!

    You all will be in my prayers. I know what a difficult time this is for you.

  2. Ellen, Sharon and I offer our sincere sympathy to you and all the family. We are blessed to have become friends with you and Jim. He will truly be missed by all and especially by those grandkids Jim loved so much.God bless you and ya’ll will be in our prayers. Gary and Sharon Bryson Winston-Salem, NC ……….

  3. Jimmy–our hearts go out to you (and Karen) on the loss of your Dad. We still think of him every time we’re on the four wheeler we got from him. John & Vivian Eickholt

  4. My sincerest sympathy to my long time friend, Debora and the entire Donaldson family. I pray that Jim has found peace and shows himself as a bright star shining down upon all of you. Miriam McCray

  5. I’m sad to hear of Jim’s passing. I will always remember him with great fondness.

    He was a long time friend and we shared some good and memorable times.
    ” Big Jim” R.I.P.
    Ray Cook
    Honolulu , Hawaii

  6. The Donaldson family lost a great leader this week. It was Dad who instilled the love of God’s earth and and great outdoors into all of us. We will carry on with his passions, and his memories will keep us strong. Though he may not be there to protect our backs, I know he will be guilding us from above our shoulders. May he rest in peace.
    Jim Donaldson

  7. My father-in-law will be missed by all of us. He brought joy and happiness to my girls when they were growing up, he was their babysitter until we moved to Alaska. He spoiled them with daily McDonald trips afterschool to taking them to every practice (basketball, karate, gymnastics…..) to buying them their fourwheelers. He will always be in our hearts.
    Karen Donaldson
    Anchorage, AK

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