December 15, 1931 ~ November 27, 2018

Born in: Prescott, AZ,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

James Albert 'Jim' Dunphy Dec. 15, 1931 - Nov. 27, 2018 Jim was born in Prescott, Arizona to William Norris and Virginia Edith Dunphy. He graduated in 1949 from St. Joseph's Academy in Prescott and began the journey leading to the Catholic priesthood at St. Michael's Seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He then transferred to Conception Abbey and Seminary in Conception, Missouri. Upon completion of his studies in Philosophy and Theology he was ordained into the priesthood in May, 1957 for service in the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico. During this time his pastoral assignments included Winslow and Holbrook, Arizona and Aragon, New Mexico. He retired from the active priesthood having been awarded the title of Monsignor in 1973 and last served as Vicar General of the Diocese. After finding a new calling he settled in Pueblo, Colorado. Then married Eileen Gara and had a son, Michael James. Later a daughter, Kathleen Marie. Here he continued his pastoral calling as a Clinical Therapist/Social Worker at Parkview Hospital. Jim retired from that position in 1999 but continued service to the community in grief counseling and parenting classes for many years. Throughout his life, Jim loved to laugh and to make others laugh as well. He thoroughly enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Cooking was his passion and his meditation time. Jim loved dogs and he always thought of them as family. Jim was preceded in death by both parents and his wife Eileen and is survived by children Michael and Kathleen and grandchildren Xander, Aryan, and Zeke. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Helen Irvine of Sioux Falls, SD and brother William Paul (Mary Ellen) Dunphy of Sacramento, Ca. and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Christ The King, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences,

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  1. James and Katie sorry for your loss. Jim gradexd my coffee making skills every morning and I even passed on the days I didn’t make it! He was a compassionate caring man and I know you will miss him.

  2. Katie and Michael, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Your family was great friends with us. We missed you when you moved, but remembered you often and fondly. All our love and prayers.

  3. James and Katie,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was one of my favorite therapists. Jim was great with families and I am sure he saved several kids from going down the wrong path.

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