James (Jim) Dillon passed July 13, 2017, at the age of 86. He was born in 1931 and raised in Ordway and married Liona (Scherrer) Dillon in October 1954. Jim went to the Marines Corps in 1952. While enlisted Jim was in atomic headquarters in Nevada. He was on his way to Korea and returned home in 1953 due to an injury he received in Japan.
He lived in Fowler and worked at the Pueblo Army Depot until he retired. He was also a Sunday school teacher at the Methodist Church in Fowler for many years. Jim worked on the parsonage with Rev. Guy Boktin, in the basement while some remodeling was going on with many other parishioners. Jim played recreational fast pitch softball for may years. He also coached his daughters' softball teams. In his later years of life he was a volunteer of Otero County Sheriff's department in Fowler to help the Police Department. He was also employed by the Fowler School District as a bus driver. He enjoyed working with children as he was also a Boy Scout troop leader.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Sherrie Dillon. He is survived by his wife, Liona; two sisters — Letha Buck of Ordway and Dorthy Gomez of Sugar City; two brothers, Larry Dillon of Mesa, Arizona, and Dale Dillon of Ordway. He has numerous nephews and nieces. Children are Vicki Sigler (Tim Sigler) of Fowler, Jamie Dillon of Denver, and Chris Beauchamp (Jim Beauchamp) of Pueblo West. There are nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren who all love him and will miss him dearly.
Memorial service will be held at the First Methodist Church in Fowler, on Aug. 19, 2017, at 11 a.m.