James H. Harris

james harris

James H. Harris


James Harding Harris, June 30, 1938-December 14, 2013, son of the late George Robert (“Rick”) Harris and Thelma Nevenger Harris, was born in Denver and lived in Castle Rock most recently. Jim was a graduate of Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs CO, class of 1957 and of the University of Colorado. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, as were his father, brother Tony, and nephew Alexander Whitney. He taught at the Lakemont Academy in Lakemont, New York and then returned to Denver, moved to Castle Rock, and worked for The Safeway Company.


He was pre-deceased by both brothers, Robert Michael Harris and John Anthony Harris, and is survived by his sister Jean Harris Whitney of Southport Ct, his niece and nephew Derian Mericle and Derek Harris, as well as nephews David Alexander Stearns Whitney of New York and Robert Thompson Whitney of Seattle and Washington DC, nieces Neile Lauren Whitney (Davis Blum) of Poolesville Md and Daren Whitney Stevenson (Richard W. Stevenson) of Chevy Chase Md. He is also survived by grandnephews Peter Stevenson of Portland Or and James Stevenson of Chevy Chase, and nieces Katie Stevenson of Chevy Chase, and Bryn Whitney-Blum and Avery Whitney-Blum of Poolesville. Many friends also survive him.


Jim was known for his kindness, generosity, and integrity. He loved his dogs and treasured and nurtured the longtime friendships from his childhood and school days. He also made the effort to keep in touch with his distant family members.


A service will be held on December 30th at 12:30 pm at Bullocks Mortuary, 1375 E. Hampton Ave., Englewood, CO. 80113. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, Co. 


The family requests that donations be made to the Fountain Valley School, Development Office, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road, Colorado Springs Co 80911.




I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Author Unknown



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  1. My deepest sympathy to the Harris family on their loss.  Jim was a kind and generous person who always gave of himself to others and asked nothing in return.  He will be missed but remembered by his friends.

    Ed Steinberg

  2. Jim was a loyal friend, particularly throughout our schooling going all the way back to Bromwell Elementary in Denver, Fountain Valley in Colorado Springs and right on to UC Boulder. He and I took a trip together back east during a spring break in college. We stayed with family and ultimately ended up in Massachussetts to see John Gannett. What a trip in every way. Jim was always calling me every year, mostly I think to talk to my wife Bonnie. He will never be forgotten.

  3. To Jimmy's friends, thank you for being so loving to my cousin. I will always think of him as such a loving, gentle soul. God bless you, Jimmy.

  4. hi there my name is patrick angerman  in the many years i lived next door to jim he would stop by for thanksgiving and chrismas for dinners  after his anarisem he did not stop by any more for dinners maybe different diet any way he was a great friend and he will be missed by my hole family  thanks for having this up so i could say my good bys  Patrick

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