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James (Jim) H. Philips

Profile Updated: July 14, 2019
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Residing In
Louisville, CO USA
Toni A. Simeone married 1969
Eric born 1972. Scott born 1981
Military Service
U.S. Coast Guard  
Yes! Attending Reunion
School Story

Attended LTJC, 2yrs. Went to Colorado State U. with my brother Harry, and a friend from JC, Craig Chambers. Majored in wildlife management & biology. Graduated in 1969. Because of Vietnam Nam war, was drafted, but instead enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard. Boot camp in Alameda, Calif. graduated and was married in Dec.,1969. Stationed in Grand Haven, Mich., 2 yrs. until ship I was stationed on (USCGC Woodbine)was decommissioned in Jan. 1972. Had become a ship quartermaster (navigator, pilot and radioman). Was sent across Michigan to Port Huron on another bout tender, the Acacia. Left the service in 1973, after 1st son Eric was born. Moved to Colorado, taught high school for a time, but eventually became a police officer for 26 years at 3 different municipalities in Colo. (Too much info. to add here, but had our second son, Scott, born in 1981.) left law enforcement in 2001 after attempting my own crime prevention business. Very difficult after 9/11, so did some volunteering and was hired by Co. Division of Wildlife to do education work part time and by City of Boulder to work in interpretation and outreach. Continue that to today. My wife Toni and I have been visited Uganda, Africa on 3 occasions, 2009, 2011, and 2014 to do humanitarian work in several villages but mainly in Gulu, Uganda. My wife has been a long time Montessori teacher and is ready to retire in June 2016. I may follow suit very soon afterward to pursue some rest and travel and do some needed odds and ends on our Louisville, Co. home.

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May 09, 2024 at 8:23 PM

Hey Walt Hope things are well with you and that you have a heart birthday. Have had several phone conversations with Deane Nelson. He is doing well down in Vincennes, Indiana. However he lost his wife Molly last summer to cancer. He is living with hi s son now. Just FYI. Stay well, hope we can talk sometime. Jim

Dec 30, 2023 at 3:33 AM
May 02, 2023 at 7:47 AM

Well ditto my last message of 2022, and early Happy Birthday. We’re still hangin’ in there! Just got back from a cooler winter in Az. And looking forward to a busy summer. Hoping you’re doing well and haven’t washed away with all the rain and snow fall. Have a great day. Jim

Dec 30, 2022 at 3:33 AM
May 02, 2022 at 11:06 AM

Walt - Early Happy Birthday! Hope you are doing well! I love to talk again - it’s been a couple years I think. We’re still in Colorado/ Arizona- just getting older. Take care - have a great day! Jim

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Oct 22, 2020 at 7:31 AM


Thanks you guys for the comments on Rob. He was a good friend to all that knew him. Wheather playing cards, touch football or hockey he gave his best. Playing hockey one night I tried to check him off the puck, but only bounced off his strong elbow and went sprawling. He stopped, came over and quietly said "you okay?" And helped me up. I've not forgotten that thought of kindness from him. We had a party at someone's house New Years Eve and somebody told a joke. Was'nt all that funny I recall but Rob laughed at it like it was the funniest joke he'd ever heard.  That quiet guy made the rest of us smile as well.  
Rest In Peace Rob.  




May 08, 2020 at 12:47 PM

Happy Birthday Walt - hope you have a good day and are staying safe. We need to talk again sometime? Hope weather in Ca. Is not a hot as it is here in Az. Whew! ????take care.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 11:33 AM

I last spoke to and saw Jack and family at their homecoming reception in Ann Arbor, Mi. upon his return from Vietnam. I was honored to be in in the color guard as part of a Coast Guard contingent at that reception in 1973. His service and duty to country were so commendable. He was not only a good friend all during high school, but a brother in arms during the war.      As Deane, Art and Carl have mentioned sentiments I can only concur.  Jack had the “intestinal fortitude “ to play goalie for the “Wolverines” hockey team. Chris Parker, Wally Rose, Phil Crittenden, Marc Eckerle, Art West, Deane Nelson, Steve Touzalin, Dave Netzel, Dexter Means, my brother Harry, and probably half dozen other friends I have failed to mention made up a group of guys who played hockey in all kinds of conditions - least of which was the keeping our friendships.   Jack “the scab” Butcher was the best. Rest well, you done good!


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