Reverend James L. Maley, 65, passed away January 25, 2003. Survived by his wife, Julie A. Maley, of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Harold Michael James (Melanie) Maley, Longmont, Colo., Lindy Sue (Scott) Gardner, Pueblo West; step-mother, Geneva (Ted) Maley-Baker, Fairbanks, Alaska; uncle, Cal (Lyn) Maley, Greeley, Colo.; step-sisters, Kathy (Rev. Virgil) Illum, Colorado Springs, Lynn (Walt) Gray and Barbara (Dick) Tuttle, all of Yuba City, California; cousin, Sharon (Tom)Day, Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Arielle, Jeff, and Braxton Gardner and Lacy Fisher. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Blanche Messenger, Sun City,Calif.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Anderson, Buffalo, Wyoming, Donna (Bill) Algoe, Los Angeles, Calif., Sandy Ladner, Lancaster, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Dave (Robin) Anderson, Pueblo West, Bob Kelly, and John (Donna) Anderson, all of Los Angeles. Preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harold and Melvina Maley; father-in-law, Nathaniel Anderson; sister-in-law, Betty Kelly, brothers-in-law, Dr. Calvin Ladner and Butch Anderson. James was born August 14, 1937, in Paonia, Colorado. Rev. and Mrs. Maley were married on August 22, 1958. He started his ministry in 1960 as associate pastor for the First Assembly of God Church in Greeley. He then served as senior pastor in Stoneham, Colo. and Laramie, Wyoming. He and his family came to Pueblo, July 1972, where he became senior pastor at Central Assembly of God Church, which later merged with Pastor Darrel Madsen and the First Assembly of God Church, which then became what is now known as Pueblo Christian Center. Pastor Maley was a member of the Rocky Mountain District of the Assemblies of God for over 45 years, also a member of Rotary #43, and served on the Pueblo Sheriff's advisory committee. He will lie in state from 2 - 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The casket will not be present at the church. Memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard, with Pastors Gregg Slaughter and Bobby J. Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Pastor James Maley Memorial Fund at Pueblo Christian Center.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about the death of Reverend James Maley. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. And all the good things people say do not take that pain away. When I lost my mother to Cancer, it was very devastating to me. What comforted me are the words found in the Bible for the future at Revelation 21:3, 4 and Psalm 37:9 – 11, 29 about our dear loved ones. May these also bring you comfort.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Ms. Floyd

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