Obituary: James Floyd Brouhard

James Floyd Brouhard
James Floyd Brouhard
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July 25, 1947 – March 21, 2022

James Floyd Brouhard passed away March 21, 2022, at The Denver Hospice. His wife, Alice and other family members were at his side. Jim died from a traumatic brain injury sustained in a fall March 8,

Jim was born July 25, 1947, in Greeley Colorado to Floyd and Ruby Brouhard. Both preceded him in death as has his sister, Judy Mauck.

Jim grew up in Longmont Colorado and after high school enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served proudly as an Air Force medic for 4 years. This experience led to a career choice and brought him to Community College of Denver, where he became an RN.

Jim worked as an RN for 27 years, including 15 years at Valley View Hospital. Alice, also an RN, worked at Valley View alongside Jim.
After leaving nursing, he found joy in driving for RFTA. Sadly, a brain tumor in 2001, ended that career and left him with ongoing challenges.

Jim and Alice were married in 1978 at Big Sky Montana. They moved to Glenwood Springs in 1979 where they continued their nursing careers. Jim and Alice had one daughter, Kara Eileen. Much of Jim’s life was spent assisting Kara to become an independent woman, as Kara lives with long term effects of a traumatic brain injury sustained at age 5 ½. Jim and Alice were parent mentors to multiple Colorado families of children with disabilities though their many years of work with “Parents Encouraging Parents,” a Colorado Department of Education program. He also was very involved with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado in supporting others with TBI’s and their families.

Jim was a proud member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club, Fraternal Order of Elks, and the Western Slope Veterans Coalition, in addition he served as a Glenwood Springs community volunteer for many activities and events.

He is survived by his wife Alice and daughter Kara, his brothers-in-law, Wilbur Mauck and Tom Walsh, Terry Briggs, sisters-in law, Linn Lujan, Nancy Walsh, Carol Walsh, Kathleen Briggs, Angela Walsh, Karen Walsh and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life is planned for early April at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Details will follow soon.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Western Slope Veterans Coalition and St Stephen’s Catholic Church. And per Kara’s request – the Glenwood Spring Police Department to assist with the purchase and training of a new K-9 dog.

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