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

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Memorial Service: February 1, 2020 10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church
220 W. 10th Street
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. It is an honor to say we were classmates and knew Jim as a friend for many years. The memories we have will stay in our hearts forever. Rest in peace and condolences to the family.

  2. CandleImageI have known Jim through out school, starting with Belmont elementary, he will always be known for being a kind person with a big Heart.. All the ups and downs he endured over his life time never stopped him from succeeding in his goals.. He will Truly be missed and never forgotten, R.I.P. Big Jim..

    • I met Jim at Heaton. He loved making me blush and he suceeded every time. Then of course we went on to East High School. He was the best Althete I had ever seen. Then the day of the accident I was the operator that called in all the Specialists to the OR STAT!!! I prayed for him everyday. And enjoyed seeing him around town and especially at the Cannon games and on the Reunion Committee. RIP Jim!! You will always be in my heart and prayers. My condolences to the Murray family.

      • CandleImageWanted to be there for the service but became ill. My mind and heart was there all day. God Bless you Jim. Will always remember you. You will be in my heart and prayers.

  3. We are so very sorry for the loss of your brother Jim. Our condolences and May God Bless your family.

    Rich, Dee and Sofie too.

  4. I have known Jim throughout school Belmont Elementary, Heaton Jr. High, and 1973 East High School, he was the Best Natural athlete I’ve ever seen a true humble gentlemen RIP my friend

  5. I want to offer my condolences in the loss of such a good man. I went to high school with Jim and was very proud to have known him.

    Blessings and prayers to all.

  6. My condolences to Jim’s family. I will miss him. He was a part of my life for 40+ years. He was so special in so many ways. God will bless him for all eternity.

  7. I worked with Jim @cbe @ the children’s program in the 1980s. Jim was “my back-up”. When i left the building Jim would answer the phone. I remember Jim being sooo pleasant & always had a smile. May he rest in peace & condolences to family.

    • CandleImageI wanted to be at the service today but became ill. So I will light a candle for you Jim. God Bless you always.

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