James K "Jim" McCauley Jr., 87 of Brighton passed away on Thursday October 15th, in Broomfield Colorado.
Jim was born January 14, 1933 in Clay Center, Kansas to James, "Bud" & Mary McCauley. He moved to Brighton with his parents in 1939. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy J. Graves on August 16, 1952 in Brighton, Colorado. They were blessed with 68 years together. He served in the US Army and was stationed in the Korean theatre-during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he returned to his hometown of Brighton, where he and Dorothy raised their two children.
Jim went to school nights and graduated from University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in business marketing. He had a very long career as an Independent Insurance Agent and was owner of James & McCauley, Inc. Jim was very active in the Commerce City Rotary Club and was very proud of his 31+ years of perfect attendance and service. He was also a member of the Brighton Elks- where he served as their organist for many years.
Jim enjoyed playing the organ, archery, photography, wood working and traveling. While attending Brighton HS, Jim had his own band that played 40's era big-band music..
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry D McCauley. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, his son Tim (Debbie)of Borger, TX, daughter Joni (Richard) McCauley-Neville of Westminster, CO. He has 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alz.org/co, Or the Commerce City Rotary. Checks should be payable to "Commerce City Rotary Foundation" and mailed to " Post Office Box 1882" Commerce City, CO 80037. All donations made payable this way are tax deductible.
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