James Colbert Fish
1933 - 2021
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James Colbert Fish
Jim Fish was born in Denver, Colorado on May 12, 1933. He passed away peacefully at age 87 on February 13, 2021.
Jim went through public schools in Denver before attending the University of Denver where he earned a degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation, he joined the E. I. DuPont Co. and worked in Newburgh, New York until being called into service with the Army Chemical Corps to serve in England and France. After leaving the military, he returned to DuPont where he worked in Wilmington, Delaware, Dallas, and St. Louis. While in Texas, he met his future wife, Eve Louise Everett, whom he married in September of 1961. Two years later he left DuPont and, along with boy and girl twins, Jim Jr. and Jennie, he and Eve moved back to Texas. A second daughter, Anne, was born in Austin in 1967.
In Austin, Jim was with the Texas Legislative Service, a family partnership. After several years, he became the Managing Partner, replacing his brother Russell. Jim retired in 1987 when he turned the operational management over to his nephew, Andy. While working, Jim took time to serve in various service, religious, and philanthropic endeavors. These included being a board member of the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the founders of St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Pflugerville, Charter member and a President of the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Austin, Lt. Governor of the Central Texas division of Kiwanis International, a member of the Knights of the Austin Symphony, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Jim was also a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
Eve passed away on May 21, 2014. Jim leaves behind three children and three grandchildren. Jim Jr., wife Tracy and daughters, Nicole and Stephanie (Houston); Jennie, husband Jeff Johnson and son, Austin (Georgetown); Anne, husband Jim Wunsch (Jackson, WY).
In Jim's final days, he was repeatedly saying, "Unbelievable" and "Amazing" with a huge smile on his face. We feel confident that he spent Valentine's Day reunited with his favorite valentine.
Graveside services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Kiwanis International, or Boy Scouts of America.
Remembrances may be shared at www.wcfish.com.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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