James (Jim) Clevenger, age 68, passed away May 17, 2009, in Colorado Springs after a brief battle with melanoma. Jim was born April 18, 1941, in Colorado Springs to the late Clyde and Edith (Marshall) Clevenger. He graduated from Blytheville, AR, High School, then served his country in the Air Force in Oklahoma and France. Jim married his beloved wife, Karen (Robertson), on February 18, 1966. Jim worked for the US Postal Service for 31 years, retiring in 1997 as a maintenance technician. A true Handyman, Jim was gifted with skills to fix anything, and he willingly helped everyone. Jim enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and sports with his family and many friends. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by son Mark Clevenger, daughter Lynda (James) Thompson, granddaughters Gwendolyn and Genevieve, and sister, Mary Bieberle. He was preceded in death by sisters Jean Marie, Beverly Crabb, and Flora Fleming. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Swan-Law Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Swan-Law Funeral Cascade Chapel. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
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Published in The Gazette on May 20, 2009