James Blankenship

James Lee "Jim" Blankenship II

Saturday, July 30th, 1966 - Friday, June 14th, 2019
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James Lee Blankenship II, beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, passed away June 14, 2019 at the TRU Hospice Care Center in Longmont. He was 52.

Jim was born July 30, 1966 in Sacramento, CA to James Lee and Josephine (Rubio Lopez) Blankenship. After time in Tennessee and Florida, he moved with his family to Canon City, CO where he grew up and graduated from Canon City high school. Jim graduated from Colorado State University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

On August 3, 1996 he married Jennifer Hamilton in Boulder, CO. Living in Louisville, CO, they were blessed with three children. He loved being a father and he loved spending time with his children, whether is was at the pool or on the ski slope and every place in between. He tried to attend every performance, sporting event, or school activity that he could. He was so proud of them all and was often heard bragging about their accomplishments.

Jim had a 30 plus year career as a civil engineer, consulting on many projects near and far. Starting his own firm, JLB Civil, nearly 20 years ago, Jim had an excellent reputation for providing high quality engineering services and was highly regarded be all that knew and worked with him. During this time, he also served at the town engineer for the Town of Lyons. Jim was recognized by the American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter, in 2010 for his engineering and construction management services for the Town of Lyons Main Street Project, and again in 2017 as the Professional Manager of the Year for his services to the Town of Lyons flood recovery and restoration.

Jim loved mountain biking, skiing, hiking and anything that allowed him to spend time outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife Jennifer and their three children Benjamin, Andrew & Owen; father Jim Blankenship; brother Dan Blankenship & wife Cindy; in-laws Anita Hamilton, Amy Keith & husband Darrin, Russell Hamilton, Wally Hamilton & wife Sherri; nephews and nieces Curtis Blankenship & wife Hannah, Eric Blankenship, Samuel Keith, Spencer Keith, Emily Hamilton, & Corwin Hamilton. Jim also leaves behind a great circle of friends that he loved as family, a family too numerous to name.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Ascent Community Church
    550 S McCaslin Blvd
    LOUISVILLE, CO 80027
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  • Reception

    Willetto Home
    10165 Oxford Road
    LONGMONT, CO 80504
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    1:00 PM reception to follow at the Willetto Home


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Everyone at AWWS

Posted at 11:37am
Alberts Water & Wastewater Specialists team is sending our thoughts and prayers. We worked closely during the Lyon's floods and what a good man.
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E-Z Excavating

Posted at 03:15pm
Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief. We have worked with Jim a long time and we will miss him tremendously. Please enjoy the Blooming Garden Basket.

E-Z Excavating, Inc.

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Posted at 02:03pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Peterson Family

Posted at 03:27pm
We are all so very sad to hear about Jim's passing, please know each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. While our time with Jim was way too short, his smile was always contagious and we are all better people for having spent time with him.

Pete Loris

Posted at 06:07pm
I worked with Jim for the past 20 years. He first did the civil engineering design for a building I built in Lafayette, and then my company, Loris and Associates, worked for Jim on several projects for the Town of Lyons. I remember Jim as a solid, practical engineer and great person who loved to spend time with his kids. I am so sorry to hear that he is no longer with us.

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