James Albert Harrison

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James "Jim" Albert Harrison
October 16, 1933 - April 10, 2018
James Albert Harrison, 84 passed away in his home on April 10th, 2018 in Strasburg, CO due to complications from Leukemia.
James was born on October 16, 1933 in Decatur, IL to his parents, Wayne and Alberta Harrison and raised by his grandparents, Guy and Mabel Harrison. James was married to Margaret Jean Pope on April 10, 1952 in Decatur, IL. In 1950 he began work for the Wabash Railroad in Decatur, IL. James joined the United States Marine Corps in 1953 serving his country until 1955. In 1963 James and Jean moved to La Junta, CO to work for the Santa Fe rail road. In 1964 they moved to Colorado Springs where he began his 35 year career with the Federal Aviation Administration. On March 15th, 2018 he received acknowledgment of being a certified member of good standing for 50 years to the American Legion Post 39.
James enjoyed the outdoors - fishing, hunting, and golfing. He enjoyed attending all of his children's and grandchildren's sporting events; and when they moved on he continued to enjoy supporting and watching the local teams sporting events.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his two brothers, Dean and Gene Harrison; seven children, Rebecca Strange, Mary Dillon, Cindy Harrison, Jimmy Harrison, Elizabeth Hesting, Skip Harrison, and Daniel Harrison. James has 4 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his grandson Robert Dillon and granddaughter Rachel Strange.
Viewing and memorial services will be held on April 16th, 2018 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. The viewing will begin at 10:00am followed by the service at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend, honor, and celebrate the life of James Albert Harrison.

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Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 13, 2018
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