James "Jim" Maykel of Colorado Springs passed away on September 21, 2013 at his home. Jim was born January 29, 1946 in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, in 1964.
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After graduating high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for four years (1966-1970), during the Vietnam War. Jim was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California for the majority of his enlistment. While stationed at Travis, Jim met his wife, Mary in 1969. Jim and Mary later moved to Napa, California to begin their lives together and raise their family. In 1970, Jim started working for AAA Auto Insurance Company where he later retired in 2010, as a Senior Casualty Supervisor.
Jim is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Bridget Jauch; his son, Sean; his son-in-law, Robert; his daughter-in-law, Kimberlee; and his grandchildren: Brian, Bobby, Dylan, Brooklynn; and his great granddaughter, Savannah.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 26 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado at 11:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date in Napa, California.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To donate by phone, please call (877) 272-6226.
Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum/Funeral Home
1730 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Published in The Gazette on Sept. 24, 2013