Graveside funeral services for James Crain, 79 year old Pueblo, Colorado man who passed away June 22nd in Pueblo will be held Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming with Pastor Clay Alexander officiating. Donations in Mr. Crain’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
James H. Crain was delivered by his father on December 6, 1932 on a ranch in Johnson County Wyoming, to Frank and Peggy Crain. He went to country school and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1952. He was part of the debate team in high school and won numerous awards. Anyone who knew Jim knew he liked to talk. Being born on a ranch, he was a true cowboy, rode in rodeos for years, and was proud of it. He went to the University of Wyoming for one year, and went on to manage bowling alleys in Casper, Wyoming, El Paso, Texas, and Pueblo, Colorado. After a brief stint managing a Federal Credit Union at the Pueblo Army Depot, Jim worked for the County Assessor’s Office in Pueblo until he retired in 1995. Jim continued living in Pueblo until the time of his death.
He is survived by one daughter Theresa Belajack and her husband Dan of Palm Desert, California; one son Bob Gullikson and his wife Dee of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother Ed Crain and his wife Helen of Buffalo, Wyoming; two sisters, Barbara Kaufman and her husband Don of Fort Collins, Colorado and Wanda Sexton of Pueblo, Colorado; two grandsons, Mike Gullikson of Denver, Colorado and Christian Crain of Pueblo, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his father Frank, mother Peggy, wife Patty and son Frank.