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Mallett, James
December 31, 1931 - February 29, 2016. James "Jim" Mallett, 84 of Arizona, formerly of Greeley passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. He was born December 31, 1931 in Lexington, Nebraska to Mark Edward and Gertrude Lucille (Campbell) Mallett where he grew up and attended schools, graduating from Lexington High School. On October 22, 1955, he married Jean Marcella Odstrcil in Lexington and they moved to Colorado in 1959. Jim served in the National Guard for 10 years and began his career as a fireman with Denver Fire Department in 1960, retiring in 1985. In 1970, he started Transco Inc., servicing trucking companies in Greeley and later across the nation. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed Nebraska and CU football, UNC volleyball in Greeley, the Colorado Rockies, as well as gardening, traveling, boating and water skiing. He also enjoyed working in Arizona with Spring Training at the fields for 10 years. Jim was a member of the Elks, Czech Club in Arizona and Retired Firefighters of Denver. Survivors include his wife, Jean of Arizona; sons, Michael (Aby) of Phoenix, Steven of Greeley, Patrick (D.J.) of Littleton, Tom (Tanya) of Torrance, CA and John (Lori) of Aurora; 12 grandchildren, Bridget, Kristen, Mark, Dana, Greta, Santiago, Diego, Kayla, Trevor, Brett, Juliana and Caden; 2 great-grandchildren, Adriana and Teagan as well as a sister, Judy (Stan) Kessler of Kendelville, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held in Greeley, CO. Memorial gifts may be made to the "Denver Firefighter's Museum" in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Service, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at adamsonchapels.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 6, 2016
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