James L. McHenry, 53, passed away April 15, 2011. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa McHenry; siblings, Larry McHenry of Denver, Mary 'Sis' (Mark) Carmel of Pueblo West and Jeff (Veronica) McHenry of Aldie, Va.; stepbrother, Lyle (Michelle) Burch; sister-in-law, Leslie Edens; brothers-in-law, Jim Edens and David Melonas; parents-in-law, Bill and Barbara Melonas of Pueblo; stepfather, Walter Burch of Colorado Springs; nephews and nieces, Craig, Corinne, Dylan and David McHenry, Adam and Bryan Carmel, Candice (Jason) Kukulski and Stephen Edens (Ashley Heaney); two grandnieces; one grandnephew; and beloved pets. Preceded in death by his parents, Iona Burch and Paul McHenry. James was born July 6, 1957, in Springfield, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army and worked 18 years as a correctional officer for the Colorado Department Of Corrections. He enjoyed rafting and the great outdoors. He also was a published poet under the pen name, Mickey Pig Knuckles. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino officiating. Flag presentation by Colorado DOC Honor Guard. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Colorado Department of Corrections Scholarship Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com *****

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  1. Teresa, So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! Praying you will be surrounded by God’s comforting love and filled with peace that only He can give. Blessings! Your friend Vickie Nordberg

  2. Though I’ve only met my uncle Jim when I was a baby, I’m sure he was a great guy and know he will be greatly missed. I’m so sorry for the loss and my heart goes out to all of my family in Colorado.

  3. Dear Mary and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Jim was a great guy with a very kind soul and a great sense of humor!! All my love to you sweetie!!!

  4. Teresa,

    We would just like you to know that Jim was a very respected and admired man. He positively touched many lives and was a great friend to all who knew him! One of Sam’s favorite memories was when Jim would come to visit and share his poetry and talk with him about our Lord and share his life with him. Jim would go above and beyond his call of duty to be an amazing friend and brother in Christ. It was on honor to have known him and he will be dearly missed! We are sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  5. Teresa,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in happy memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Teresa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending love to and your family.

  7. I just wanted to express my sincere condolonces to Mary and your family! I knew James in High School and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Sincerely Mary Louise (Maestas) Ponce

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with all. Haven’t seen him in many years but, he was a very nice guy when we were growing up. God Bless.

  9. Mac, our thoughts and prayers are with your family, you will be missed greatly. Thank you for touching so many people with your poetry and spirit.

  10. I am so sorry to read of your husbands passing . Keep the wonderful memories as treasures and they do help . I left at a message for you at the funeral home call if you’d like to talk . It’s been a while . God be with you always Eloise

  11. My dear cousin, Teresa,
    We miss you and love you. Thank you all the joy that we shared in Pueblo. We now pray that God’s grace is with you.

    Love,
    Bill & Roberta Melonas.

  12. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was a wonderful, caring man who loved his family so very much. He will forever watch over you all.

  13. Dear Teresa and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and sincere sympathy. Bob and Irene Hasenack

  14. I was Jim’s Lieutenant. I will miss him greatly. He was a good man and good friend. Our hearts go out to you folks. Our prayers are with you.

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