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James H. Neu

James H. Neu, 68, died March 1, 2007, from cancer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Jim was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio, to Richard and Agnes (Nancy) Neu. He spent his childhood in Pomona, Calif., where he also graduated from high school and went on to graduate from Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut, Calif. He served two years in the U.S. Army.He was employed by Beckman Instruments for 42 years until his retirement in 2000. His employment began in Southern California and then took him to Denver and eventually to San Ramon, Calif. The first part of his retirement was enjoyed in Grass Valley, Calif., until 2005 when he moved to Grand Junction, where he resided until his death. Jim enjoyed hiking and camping, traveling inside and outside the United States, as well as arts and entertainment; not to mention his yellow lab, Amber. He is survived by daughter Laura (Bill) Albright of Willard, Utah; sons Ken (Joy) Neu of San Ramon, and Jim (Tory Heinrich) Neu of Glenwood Springs; brother Dick (Jerri) Neu of Bullhead City, Ariz.; ex-wife and caretaker until the end, Elaine Tucker of Clifton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. His faithful canine companion of five years will remain with the family. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends, and will remain in their hearts forever. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pomona, where he will be laid to rest beside his parents.


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