James Marvin Askey Jr.

james askey

September 21, 1944 ~ April 30, 2023

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

James Marvin Askey Jr., 78, passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 30, 2023. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 21, 1944, and moved to Colorado in his childhood and grew up playing sports. He later enjoyed success as a Centennial Bulldog and was dubbed “Mr. Basketball” because of his towering height on the court. He retired from the Pueblo Police Department and worked as a Corrections Officer in Canon City. He was passionate about the ranching lifestyle and raising beef cattle, especially Belted Galloway cows. He enjoyed living out on Bergemann Road with his wife Susan, the love of his life. He is preceded in death by his younger sister, Judy Askey; his mother, Mildred Wennerlund; and his father, James Askey Sr. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan Askey of Pueblo; his daughters, Jolynne Askey (Hayes Hollenback), Jaylene (Luis) Bermudez, and Jill Ryan; sons, Robert (Angela) Askey and Eric Ryan; grandchildren, Armando Bermudez, Alexander Bermudez, and Mikayla Askey; his sister, Kathy (Mel) Nix; sister-in-law, Audrey Ruhff; brother-in-law, Dr. John Bradfield; nieces, Kendra Nix and Colleen (Steve) Skippar; and nephew, Corey Nix. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: May 10, 2023 11:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


View current weather.

Memories Timeline

Photo Gallery


  1. I cannot know what lies ahead but I pray that you hold onto your faith and trust in God’s loving way to bring you peace during this difficult time.

  2. RD and I wish our condolences. Jim was my cousin and a lot of memories were made when my father Cliff Askey lived in Pueblo. I was glad that we got to see Jim and Susan in Montana and had such a good visit. I hope he is fishing and hunting up a storm and enjoying himself up there is the clouds. Love Carol (Askey) Smith

  3. Praying comfort, peace and joy on this entire family and that the Light of Jesus will shine brightly on you all in this difficult time of loss.

  4. I have been thinking back about all of the good times we had working together. You will never be forgotten and will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Remembering my brother Jim as he has passed from this life to the next. He was a wonderful big brother always protecting me. I have lots of wonderful memories of all the great times we shared. I will miss him so very much. Now he is with God surrounded with peace and love. I love you forever. Rest in Peace. Kathy

  6. I remember Jim, from our time with the Police Dept from day one till his retirement and the days after. He was always the gentleman. May he rest in peace.
    Jim Phillips

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. CandleImage
  2. CandleImage
  3. CandleImage
  4. CandleImage
  5. CandleImage
  6. CandleImage
  7. CandleImage
  8. CandleImage

Accessibility Tools