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Vail Daily obituary: James (Jim) Kelly, 1959-2017

James (Jim) Kelly, age 57, passed away March 11, 2017, in Colorado Springs. Jim was born in Artesia, California, to Barbara and Clarence Kelly on Aug. 4, 1959. He went to school at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California. He married Sherry on Dec. 1, 1979, building their lives together in Colorado. He worked in the plumbing industry, first as a plumber and later in wholesale both as a purchasing agent and manager of supply houses. Jim was a proud veteran and served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed baseball and softball, both playing and coaching. He also loved golfing with friends and family. Jim is known for his outgoing spirit and love of having fun. He is preceded in death by his father and stepfather. He is survived by his mother Barbara, his wife Sherry and their children Adam and Shawna and their spouses, and also his siblings Karen, Cheri, Trudi, Mike and Denise.