In loving memory of James Calvin Pogline, who at the age of 4 accepted Christ as his personal Savior and now lives with Him in Heaven.
James loved his family and was a dedicated and loving father to his daughter, Kyla Nicole Pogline. James Calvin Pogline was born to John and Jodi Pogline on March 30, 1972, in Rifle, Colo., and stepped into eternity on Oct. 22, 2004. His elementary school years were spent attending Hayden Christian School, and he graduated from Moffat County High School in 1990. His interests included bow hunting, fishing, and skiing. His passions were football, basketball and boxing, and he won the Golden Gloves District Boxing Championship in March of his senior year. That same year, he enrolled in a delayed entrance program with the United States Army, and was deployed to Iraq during Desert Storm as a reconnaissance specialist with the First Armored Division of the Phantom Brigade. He received 19 other Army commendation medals and trained with the French Foreign Legion while stationed in Germany for three years. Upon returning to the states and being stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., he completed Primary Leadership and Discipline Training for non-commissioned officers.
After an honorable discharge from the armed forces, he moved to Salt Lake City, where he worked for a company designing mosaic tile patterns for elite business corporations. James returned home to Craig, Colo., in October 1995. He married Jamie Lynn Johnston on July 3, 1999, and to that union was born his only child, Kyla Nicole. He was a member of the Yampa Valley Baptist Church where he helped in the construction of the new church building.
He also did voluntary youth work at the Elks Club Boxing Gym in Craig.
He is survived by wife, Jamie Pogline; a daughter, Kyla Nicole; a stepson, Zachary; his parents, John and Jodi Pogline; his brother, Steven Eugene Pogline; a niece, Taris; a stepbrother, John Jr.; his sister, Coreen LeBlanc, three nieces, Lexi, Taiah, Tempestt, and one nephew, Antone. He also is survived by a grandmother, Olive Myers; grandparents, Calvin and Joyce LeBlanc; uncles Wilfred LeBlanc and spouse, Bobbijo; Rick LeBlanc and spouse, Susie; and an aunt, Debi Cole and spouse Ben; with numerous cousins and other relatives. James leaves behind many close friends and will be greatly missed.
Services will be held Friday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way in Craig.
Donations in James' memory can be made to his daughter's educational fund at Bank of Colorado, 250 W. Victory Way in Craig.
Internment will be in the family plot on the family estate after the services.