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James E. Montaine

James E. Montaine
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James E. Montaine of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, born on April 26, 1956 unexpectedly passed from this life on Aug. 30, 2010.

James is survived by his wife Sylvia, son Orion, stepdaughter Lace, brother John and stepmother Ann. He is cherished as husband, father and friend.

In 1987, James graduated from Life Chiropractic college and provided care to people in need from the Mississippi valley to the mountains of Colorado as a gifted healer.



His life was rewarded with athletic accomplishments from being a collegiate wrestler participating in the Pan Am games to international travel playing Rugby at world class levels. In 1992, James led the Battleship Rugby Team to a Div. II National Championship and was one of the founders of Defiance Rugby in Glenwood Springs. He was an avid climber, whitewater rafter, fisherman and mountain man.

Though James’ animation and expression in this body will no longer be experienced, his inspiration and contribution to countless lives will be honored in the continued healing work of his students, proteges and associates and in the poetry of Rugby play on pitches around the world.



James is remembered as a loving warrior, passionate in his work, play and relationships; selfless in embracing humanity, tender of nature. “James, you called out the best in me, you accepted me as I was and walked your talk.”

In celebration of James’ life there will be a gathering on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Park Rugby Pitch. An honorary rugby game will be played at 3 p.m. Please bring your favorite food, beverage, memories and photos to share.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James Montaine memorial fund at Alpine Bank, Glenwood Springs.


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