James "Jamie" Beard died June 19, 2013, in Paonia. He was 68.
At his request, no services will be held. A wake will be held for friends and family at his home on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
Mr. Beard was born in Raton, N.M., June 15, 1945, to Millard and LaBelle Walton. After graduating from Raton High School, he received a degree in electronics from DeVry University.
He was a maintenance superintendent at Oxbow Mining, retiring in June 2012.
He enjoyed motorcycles, pool, darts, playing computer Yahtzee with his wife and game nights with his family.
Mr. Beard is survived by his wife, Sharon Beard of Paonia; his mother, Labelle Walton of Raton, N.M.; a son, James Atchley Jr. and wife Patti of Cedaredge; three daughters, Tausha Beard and husband Frank MartinezCuello of San Diego, Calif., Tabitha Madrid and husband Chris of Greeley, and Michella Atchley of Paonia; a sister, Mary Jo Armijo of Raton, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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