Juneau resident James "Irish Jim" Bronnee, 60, died Feb. 23, 2004, in a hospice home in Flagstaff, Ariz., due to complications from cancer.
He was born July 29, 1943, in Alamogordo, N.M. and was an only child. He liked to spend his winters in Flagstaff, Ariz.
His family wrote, "He lived simply, without many material possessions and loved to travel. He did most of his traveling in the southern and western states of the United States, but found his heart in Alaska. He had always dreamed of retiring in Mexico and spent much time visiting there during his winters. He touched many lives through his travels and his Irish humor. He was proud of his heritage, and wore his honor like a coat of armor."
He is survived by his four children, Christina Bronnee, Alisa Bennett, Clayton Bronnee and Nicole Bronnee, all of Colorado; and five grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan, Mariah, Cedar and Fisher. He is also survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Kim Wade of Arizona.
There are no services planned, but he asked that his friends find a way to celebrate life in the traditional Irish way, rejoicing and having fun.
His children would like to set up a memorial. Please send any contributions in his name to 7724 Third Street, Wellington, CO 80549. You may also contact his family at this address.