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Jim McLaughlin

March 17, 1945 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 72)
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Message from Roberta Q Gallegos
November 18, 2017 7:44 AM

Blessings to all of Jim's extended family, as he returns to his Creator. I had the privilege of working with Jim at the Commission on Higher Education. We worked so well together, and I cherish those years in my State Government career. Jim was a gentle giant, but, above all, a good friend. Vaya con Dios, dear friend. Sincerely, Bobbi QUINTANA Gallegos
Message from Benjamin Gerzanich
November 17, 2017 9:05 AM

"Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same." I am glad I knew you and send my condolences to Sheila.
Message from Daniel Primozic
November 17, 2017 6:42 AM

Jim was a fine man and mentor. I learned much from him and will never forget him.
Message from Juan Romagosa
November 16, 2017 6:58 PM

Looking back “we” did some creasy things, but fun things. This is just one of those memorable occasions: The day after graduation, Jim, Sue Calendar, I and other of our graduating classmates were on our way to the beach at Holland, Michigan. We stopped at a convenience store…the mission was getting beer. Jim being so tall he looked older. Jim’s mission…get the beer. And he did. We had a great beach day thanks to “old” Jim. We belong to a good click. My two years at Charlotte High School were great…Jim made a difference….Great guy. Juan Romagosa
Message from John Edens
November 16, 2017 3:07 PM

Every April for a decade, Jim, Sally, my late wife Virginia and I would meet in Durango, CO for the annual Bluegrass Meltdown, forty-eight hours of picking and strumming by both professional and local amateur musicians. We would stay in the Strater Hotel, the focal point of the event, and overindulge on bluegrass music. On Sat. and Sun. mornings, I would stagger out of bed after a late night, go downstairs to the lobby at about 6:30 A.M. and find Jim who had already been up for over an hour working on papers that he had brought from his office. The true die-hard pickers would still be at it and I would get coffee and try to read the paper. Somewhere around 8:00, Sally and Virginia would be up, so Jim and I would go to our rooms, clean up and we would go to breakfast to plan our agenda for the day. Jim knew the musicians. We shared a lot of great music and fun times. I will miss him so much.
Message from Aamna
November 13, 2017 12:14 PM

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Message from Betsy Schlossman
November 12, 2017 2:13 PM

Sheila, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is always too soon when we lose our beloved spouses. There is never enough time. Jim was such a kind and gentle man. I loved working with him on my internship with what was then the BEF. He was such a team player. May the thoughts shared on this page be some comfort for you. November 1 was the fourth observance of my loss and anyway I can be of support just let me know. This is a journey to find the new normal in your life. I pray for you on your unique journey that you have begun.
Betsy Yost Schlossman
Message from Tina Ludutsky-Taylor
November 12, 2017 12:21 PM

My fondest memory of Jim is how happy he made my dear friend Sheila during the years they shared together.
Message from Ron ACARREGUI
November 11, 2017 12:56 PM

enjoyed my brief visits, on my morning walks around the complex,Jim loved his home and the community,we talked about his work history .photograpy,and house remodeling,
I was looking forward to my next trip to NM and another visit with , Jim he was easy to
spend time with ,You will be missed !,RON ACARREGUI .KODIAK AK
Message from Carrie Schaefer-Randolph
November 10, 2017 10:44 AM

Jim first came to Aims Community College after we lost our CBO unexpectedly to cancer. He stepped in with amazing knowledge of how to keep us moving forward on the finance side but more notably, with compassion and understanding on the "human" side. Jim shared our staff's love of chocolate, especially orange flavored. Each day we took respite selecting our favorites from "Russell Stover". I will never forget what Jim and Sheila did for Aims Community College during a difficult time. And I will personally never forget his compassion, I think of him each time I reach for that piece of orange flavored chocolate! Rest in peace, Jim!
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A candle was lit by Carrie Schaefer-Randolph on November 10, 2017 10:16 AM
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Message from Carrie Schaefer-Randolph
November 10, 2017 9:15 AM

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A candle was lit by Claudia Bloom on November 9, 2017 2:36 PM
I remember Jim as the "smartest guy in the room" as the Wall Street gurus put it---the highest complement possible. Jim was indefatigable in sorting out PLC financial messes created by others, giving superb guidance on running our PLC reserves and budgets, and being a patient empathetic contributor to our community for many years. I will miss him terribly. He truly proves the old adage that "only the good die young." I'll do my best, but it can never measure up to the quality and quantity of his work.
Message from Daniels Family Funeral Services
November 8, 2017 1:51 PM

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