James E. Morrison (of Leadville, CO)

Born: Sat., Sep. 21, 1935
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2016
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

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James Edward Morrison, 80 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Monday, January 4, 2015 in Parker, Colorado.  He was born on September 21, 1935 in Denver, Colorado to the late James Edward Morrison, Sr. and Mary Ann (Cavanaugh) Morrison. He married Helen Gloria (Ambrose) Morrison on October 5, 1957 in Leadville.

James graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Notre Dame in 1957.  He was a Controller/Accountant with the Climax Molybdenum Company for 29 years and an Accountant / Bookkeeper for the S.L. Smith Lumber Company for 25 years.  He was a member of Leadville Elk’s Lodge, #236 for 59 years where he was a Past Exalted Ruler, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, member, lector and bookkeeper.  James was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Leadville and was an Eagle Scout.  He enjoyed fly fishing, reading and watching football, preferably the Denver Broncos and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  

James is survived by his wife Helen Morrison of Leadville; son James E. Morrison III and wife Amy of Leadville;  daughter Michelle Woulfe and husband Jack of Lakewood; grandsons James E. Morrison IV and wife Nikki of Broomfield, Ryan Morrison of Leadville and Joseph Woulfe of Lakewood and granddaughter Danielle Woulfe of Lakewood.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Louise Morrison.

A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Leadville, with Deacon Tony Werckman officiating.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Reverend Father Rafael Rico-Torres as Celebrant.  Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Leadville, with a reception to follow at Leadville Elk’s Lodge, #236.  The family has requested that in lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to the University of Colorado Hospital’s Cancer Center Fund #10103 or any fund of choice.  Please make checks payable to University of Colorado Hospital Foundation and place “In memory of James Morrison” in the memo line.  Mail to: University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, 12401 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop F485, Aurora, CO 80045. Donations can also be made online at https://uch.thankyou4caring.org.or to the Summit Medical Center Health Foundation. Contributions may be mailed to Bailey-Kent Funeral Home, P.O. Box 623, Leadville, CO 80461.  

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Donna Finch Osborne
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest sympathy to all of the family. God Bless.

Vicki and Orson Orton
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
So sorry to hear of this. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

Curt and Linda Mather
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Dear Michelle, Jack and family
We are thinking of you in this time of loss. Wishing you comfort in all of your memories and through family and good friends. Love, Curt and Linda

David and Carol Schutte
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Sorry for your loss may God bless you. David and Carol Schutte

Jack Brink
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
Sorry for your loss Jim was old Leadville he will be missed

John and Rita.
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
Our prayers are with you.

Cheri and Gary Salberg
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a great man, and will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

Nelson aned Jean Fugate
   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
Jim was one of the good managers at Climax. I was fortunate enough to be one of those he helped, and Jean and I had the luxury of spending a few weekends with Helen and him at company events. Helen, Thank You for sharing him with us.

Gil Knappmiller
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
--so sorry to hear of Jim's death. He was a friend and mentor--gave me some of the best career advice I ever had .

--he fought a battle with illness longer and more successfully than most men could have. Rest in peace--

Don & Rose Marie Champeau
   Posted Tue January 12, 2016
Helen, Sorry that I couldn't come to Leadville for Jim's Mass, but the high altitude doesn't agree with my heart. I remember one time that Kerzon, Jim and I climbed a mountain in the Leadville area and we each took a bottle of beer to drink when we reached the top. We made it to the top but forgot to bring a bottle opener so we couldn't toast our climb. Don

Austin Daily
   Posted Wed January 20, 2016
I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I have many wonderful memories of Jim while we wereclassmates at Notre Dame. He was a good friend and always willing to help less talented students like me to get through our many classes. My wife Ann and I offer our condolences to Helen and her family. Regards, Austin Daily

John Gibbs
   Posted Thu January 21, 2016
Peace and prayers to the Morrisson family. John Gibbs ND'57

Cyndy Kerrigan Payo
   Posted Fri January 22, 2016
I just saw this about Uncle Jim. I am so so so sorry. Cousins Michelle and Jim... sending you all my love.

Ron Weaver
   Posted Tue June 21, 2016

I am sorry to see your father passed away in January. I still remember meeting your father and family in Leadville in 76/77! He was quite gracious.

God bless you and your family.


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