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James Everett Vincent Sr.


James Everett Vincent Sr

JULY 27, 1933 – MAY 7, 2022

James Everett Vincent Sr passed away May 7, 2022 aged 88.

He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, July 27, 1933. He was the son of Ary and John Vincent. When he was 10 he moved with his family to Loveland, CO.

After finishing High school he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He was given the job of playing the trumpet because he had played the trombone in high school. They weren't quite the same thing, but he managed. He marked his 20th birthday in Korea on the date of the end of the war.

After completing his service he attended Sterling College in Sterling, KS where he met his future wife Elizabeth (Betty) Lenk. They married August 26, 1959 and were married 55 1/2 years until her death in 2016. James studied sociology with the intent of returning to the military as a chaplain.

He attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His first church was in Washington, PA and his second in Winfield, KS.

Next he did return to the military, although this time he served in the Army. He served overseas in Viet Nam and also again in Korea on a peacekeeping assignment.

After leaving the Army, and several moves, which encompassed various cities in Kansas, Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma, he returned to being a Presbyterian minister having churches in Texas and Arkansas. He also served in the National Guard.

In 1995 he and his wife moved to Korea where they taught ESL. They enjoyed their time there, getting to know the people and traveling when they could.

In 2000 they officially retired and settled in Loveland. After so many moves Loveland ended up being the place they lived the longest. James enjoyed being involved in the VFW and activities with Mountainview Presbyterian Church and Faith Evangelical Church. He enjoyed walking and exercising as long as he was able. He loved reading and learning. He taught himself to play the organ in retirement and enjoyed music.

He is preceded in death by his wife in 2016.

He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Vincent Owen of Massachusetts, Jimmy Vincent of Loveland, his grandchildren, Janine and Christian Owen, his sister Mary Karns of Estes Park, sister Jane Sell of Wyoming and brother Bud Vincent of Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Resthaven Memory Gardens