James Arthur Hardcastle, age 70, of Montrose, Colo., passed away Oct. 18, 2012, at his home.
James was born Oct. 13, 1942, to Samuel and Mable (Purcella) Hardcastle in Roswell. From Roswell, James worked for RE1J school District in Montrose, Colo., for 33 years. He was also a member of the Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse.
James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, photography, and hot rods. He enjoyed storytelling to many and loved get-togethers with family.
Surviving family members include his daughters, Lora (Fred) Richardson of Montrose, Colo., Lisa Richardson of Las Cruces, Kelly (James) Mysza of Commerce City, Colo. and Linda Hardcastle of Albuquerque; a brother Ray (Nancy) Hardcastle of Roswell and a sister Mary (George) Herrington of Roswell; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Owen Hardcastle, Williebell Briscoe, Jeannie King and Samuel Hardcastle.
A service is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Tinnie Cemetery in Tinnie. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colo.