February 19, 1955 ~ January 11, 2020
Born in: Beloit, Kansas
Resided in: Olathe, Colorado
James “Jim” Michael Murray, 64, of Olathe, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away on January 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Preceded in death by parents, John F. and Mabel F Murray and nephew, Tyler Murray. Survived by his sister, Jeanette (Jacob) Schoch of Pueblo; brother, John E. (Myrna) Murray of Olathe; nephews, Jason (Jayme) Schoch and Jed (Valerie) Murray; grandnephews, John Ethan Murray and Noah Schoch; grandniece, Natalia Murray; an aunt, uncle and numerous cousins.
Jim was an exceptional athlete and a talented artist. He favored a southwest style with many of his recent paintings featuring animals. His music interest was spread between many genres. Whether he was running under his own power in his younger years or the power of his wheelchair, he did so confidently, enthusiastically and with a smile on his face.
He cared about people of all ages. His career was spent working at Pueblo Diversified Industries and for the past many years at Colorado Blue Sky Enterprises working with individuals whose lives were very important to him. His goal was to tear down barriers for all persons with disabilities.
Having moved from Pueblo to Olathe in 2016, Jim enjoyed the outdoors wheeling around, visiting with the townspeople and selling fruit at the Murray family orchard.
Private interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., in Pueblo.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents of Colorow Care Center in Olathe for the exceptional care he received and the friendships he made during the past 3 years. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Memorial Service: February 1, 2020 10:00 am
First Presbyterian Church
220 W. 10th Street
Pueblo, CO 81004