James William Newnham

December 2nd, 1932September 4th, 2022

James William Newnham, 89, passed away on Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at his home in Greeley, Colorado. He was born in Rochester, New York on Friday, December 2nd, 1932 to William and Mildred Newnham.

In 1951, after graduating from high school, James joined the Navy. He was aboard the USS James C. Owens DD776. He was honorably discharged in 1959.

James eventually settled in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife, Harriet, and was a maintenance worker for the University of Colorado until his retirement. James was a simple man who loved tending to his garden and spending time with his family, who will miss him dearly.

James is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mildred, Lila Rose, and his son, Rich Newnham. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Lydia Newnham of Greeley, CO; his daughter, Kathy; step-daughter, Laura Avalos of Greeley, CO; step-son, Kenny (Barb) Wilson of Oklahoma; several grand and great-grandchildren; and close family friends, Deb and Kelly of Denver, CO.


A Graveside Service will be held on September 14th at 1:00pm at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.


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