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July 2, 1948 - December 30, 2021

  James (Jim) Kempton Packard was born to his parents, John Sr. and Nelda Packard (Linger), in Springfield, Missouri.  He died after an extended illness at the age of 73, in Loveland, Colorado.  He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his father’s children Lyle Packard, John Packard Jr., Olivia Chamberlain, and his uncle, Jack Kidd.  He is survived by his wife, Eileen, his sisters, Dane Packard of Loveland, and Donalda Potter of Phoenix, his aunt, Carolee Kidd, and cousins, Doug and Stan Kidd, and their families.  

      After graduating from Loveland High School in 1966, Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma.  Following that, Jim attended Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas, where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1975.  He was a member of the Alf Landon Inn of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Jim started his career as a partner in Kent and Packard Law Offices in Lincoln, Kansas.  He returned home to Loveland in 1978, to open his law practice, Packard Law Office, and to begin a 43 year marriage with Eileen.  He retired from his law practice in 2007.  Additionally, he served Loveland as a Deputy Municipal Judge for eight years.

      Jim enjoyed bicycling, hiking  in Rocky National Park, playing golf with friends, and he especially loved conversations with old friends and new acquaintances. While in law school, Jim volunteered at the Carriage House Project at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka.  He worked with other local attorneys at the Loveland House of Neighborly Service in providing legal assistance to their clients. He served for several years as a board member with Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud and with the Good Samaritan Society in Loveland.

      In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud.

      There will be no gatherings or services in order to protect our loved ones and friends from COVID.

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