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.