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Jim Elwood Hardman

October 28, 1961 - March 5, 2018

James Elwood Hardman, son of Elwood and Ruth J. Hardman of Evergreen, Colorado was born October 28, 1961 and passed away March 5, 2018 at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado of multiple and progressive complications from colon cancer.   He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1980  and Metro State College in 1984.  He has been a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was an avid member of the Model A Ford Club of Colorado and also more recently of the Central Colorado Corvette Club.   He had a life-long love affair with cars, owning a couple of muscle cars during high school and later assisting his father in complete ground-up restorations of two Model A Fords.   In recent years, he acquired and has owned two different Corvettes. He was always very particular in assuring no dust ever settled on his car.     During his years at Evergreen High School, he owned a trans-am and old pickup truck, and became well known by the local law enforcement officers and then, in company with his mother, at the local judges for speeding in his muscle cars.

He was very involved in the developing computer world, working first with Grant-Norpac, a geophysical data company where he first learned computer skills and later with Great West Finance Company, where for the last several years he worked as a software and system development engineer “always providing the best possible customer service for multiple clients” per his supervisor.

In 1983, he married Kimberly Shawn Markgraf, a high school classmate, who is now deceased.  Survivors include his parents, brothers Jerry Hardman (Kim) of Seattle, Washington,  Bryan Hardman (Lisa)  of Castle Rock, Colorado, and sister Jill H Perkins (Dan) of Plymouth, N.H., several nieces and nephews, a precious and beloved daughter, Christina and her mother Cynthia Novario.   A dear friend Bob Williams  has been a close friend and golfing companion for many years.



5 Responses

  1. Ernie and Evon Truckenmiller says:

    Our Condolences to Woody, Ruth and family from ole’ 70’s Evergreen residents. It was sad to hear the news. Thanks for calling us, Woody. It gins up memories of home teaching with Jim and camping trips with him in the Scout Troop. It was always a pleasure to be around Jim. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

    • Elwood Hardman says:

      Thanks your for your kind thoughts. I used your thoughts about Jim in my talk at his funeral. Ruth and I are now alone after all the relatives have left for home. It is very lonely just thinking of Jim not being available to come visit. His funeral was well attended and condolences keep coming in. Today we received cards from people in Wisconsin who had worked with Jim in their joint businesses. He will be missed by many. In his own silent way, he made a favorable impression upon many people.

  2. Jim and Delsa Demlow says:

    Dear Woody and Ruth: We are so sorry for your loss. It is not in the plan to have to bury our children. May God’s promise of eternal life be a comfort to you at this time and always. Love, Jim and Delsa Demlow

    • Elwood Hardman says:

      Jim and Alice:
      Thank you for your consideration for Jim. It was wonderful to see you at his funeral. Ruth and I are finally alone after our daughter left this morning for New Hampshire. Our home has been filled with relatives who come. We will long remember our association with our neighbors and Jim will be missed by many people.

      • Elwood Hardman says:

        Jim and Delsa:
        I apologize, my original reply to you was meant for our neighbors Jim and Alice Denbow. We sincerely appreciated your comments and the friendship we have enjoyed for many years. We miss Jim and know it will take time to heal from the pain of his loss.