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Western Slope Obituaries for 3-09: James Jakino; Mildred Philips; James Harper

James C. Jakino, age 94, lifelong Durango resident, died at his home on Feb. 5, 2009.

He was born Jan. 13, 1915, to Antonio and Domenica (Clerico) Jakino on the farm his father homesteaded years earlier. As a teenager he helped his Dad deliver eggs, butter and milk by horse and wagon to Durango. He attended Cottonwood School, but most of his education came from life experience.

Jim married Lillian Perino, his wife of more than 70 years, on Nov. 15, 1938, in Silverton, Colo. They raised a family of four on the family farm while running a grade A dairy for Creamland. Jim raised barley for Coors Beer Company, along with crops of hay, oats, wheat and corn. They lived and worked on the farm for 45 years. It was a lifestyle and business that he loved, but it was never easy.

Jim and Lillian retired to a home in Durango where his farming was reduced to a large garden. They loved spending time at Lake Powell, fishing for bass and crappy with friends and family. They also enjoyed night cat fishing at Navajo Lake. There was never a fishing hole too far away for Jim, and he enjoyed the travel as much as the fishing.

Jim loved talking about the old days on the farm, hauling hay over the Ouray highway in the winter, the team of work horses he broke, how much hay could be harvested in a day, and the many friends and neighbors that would help one another. He loved telling stories of his hunting and fishing trips and spending time in the mountains. His standards were high and he lived a life that was admired by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife Lillian; sons Richard Jakino and wife Nancy of Montrose, Colo., Michael Jakino and wife Robin of Farmington, N.M.; a daughter Virginia of Durango; grandchildren Candi and husband Tony Amaya of Montrose, Jackie and husband Dusty Day of Montrose, Tony Jakino and wife Deanna of Durango, Jeff Cooper and wife Liz of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brandon Jakino and wife Robbin, Summer and husband Scott Creech, and Kelly and husband Rocky Moore, all of Farmington, N.M.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother John Jakino, and son Lewis Wayne Jakino.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held Feb. 9, in Durango. Interment took place at Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, Colo., 81301.

James C. Jakino, age 94, lifelong Durango resident, died at his home on Feb. 5, 2009.

He was born Jan. 13, 1915, to Antonio and Domenica (Clerico) Jakino on the farm his father homesteaded years earlier. As a teenager he helped his Dad deliver eggs, butter and milk by horse and wagon to Durango. He attended Cottonwood School, but most of his education came from life experience.

Jim married Lillian Perino, his wife of more than 70 years, on Nov. 15, 1938, in Silverton, Colo. They raised a family of four on the family farm while running a grade A dairy for Creamland. Jim raised barley for Coors Beer Company, along with crops of hay, oats, wheat and corn. They lived and worked on the farm for 45 years. It was a lifestyle and business that he loved, but it was never easy.

Jim and Lillian retired to a home in Durango where his farming was reduced to a large garden. They loved spending time at Lake Powell, fishing for bass and crappy with friends and family. They also enjoyed night cat fishing at Navajo Lake. There was never a fishing hole too far away for Jim, and he enjoyed the travel as much as the fishing.

Jim loved talking about the old days on the farm, hauling hay over the Ouray highway in the winter, the team of work horses he broke, how much hay could be harvested in a day, and the many friends and neighbors that would help one another. He loved telling stories of his hunting and fishing trips and spending time in the mountains. His standards were high and he lived a life that was admired by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife Lillian; sons Richard Jakino and wife Nancy of Montrose, Colo., Michael Jakino and wife Robin of Farmington, N.M.; a daughter Virginia of Durango; grandchildren Candi and husband Tony Amaya of Montrose, Jackie and husband Dusty Day of Montrose, Tony Jakino and wife Deanna of Durango, Jeff Cooper and wife Liz of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brandon Jakino and wife Robbin, Summer and husband Scott Creech, and Kelly and husband Rocky Moore, all of Farmington, N.M.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother John Jakino, and son Lewis Wayne Jakino.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held Feb. 9, in Durango. Interment took place at Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, Colo., 81301.

James C. Jakino, age 94, lifelong Durango resident, died at his home on Feb. 5, 2009.

He was born Jan. 13, 1915, to Antonio and Domenica (Clerico) Jakino on the farm his father homesteaded years earlier. As a teenager he helped his Dad deliver eggs, butter and milk by horse and wagon to Durango. He attended Cottonwood School, but most of his education came from life experience.

Jim married Lillian Perino, his wife of more than 70 years, on Nov. 15, 1938, in Silverton, Colo. They raised a family of four on the family farm while running a grade A dairy for Creamland. Jim raised barley for Coors Beer Company, along with crops of hay, oats, wheat and corn. They lived and worked on the farm for 45 years. It was a lifestyle and business that he loved, but it was never easy.

Jim and Lillian retired to a home in Durango where his farming was reduced to a large garden. They loved spending time at Lake Powell, fishing for bass and crappy with friends and family. They also enjoyed night cat fishing at Navajo Lake. There was never a fishing hole too far away for Jim, and he enjoyed the travel as much as the fishing.

Jim loved talking about the old days on the farm, hauling hay over the Ouray highway in the winter, the team of work horses he broke, how much hay could be harvested in a day, and the many friends and neighbors that would help one another. He loved telling stories of his hunting and fishing trips and spending time in the mountains. His standards were high and he lived a life that was admired by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife Lillian; sons Richard Jakino and wife Nancy of Montrose, Colo., Michael Jakino and wife Robin of Farmington, N.M.; a daughter Virginia of Durango; grandchildren Candi and husband Tony Amaya of Montrose, Jackie and husband Dusty Day of Montrose, Tony Jakino and wife Deanna of Durango, Jeff Cooper and wife Liz of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brandon Jakino and wife Robbin, Summer and husband Scott Creech, and Kelly and husband Rocky Moore, all of Farmington, N.M.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother John Jakino, and son Lewis Wayne Jakino.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held Feb. 9, in Durango. Interment took place at Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, Colo., 81301.


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