James V. Barnhart: 1957-2004 | CraigDailyPress.com

James V. Barnhart: 1957-2004

James V. Barnhart died Dec. 11, 2004, in Denver after a short illness. He was 47.

Barnhart was born May 13, 1957, in Kingston, N.Y., to Daniel and Elizabeth (Lightfoot) Barnhart.

Barnhart was raised and attended school in Stone Ridge, graduating from Rondout Valley Central High School. He then attended Cobleskill State University of New York, where he obtained an A.A.S. degree in agricultural engineering. He lived in various places in Pennsylvania and Kansas before moving to Fort Lupton, and then in the early 1990s to Craig. He was a mechanic and worked for the Colorado Dept. of Transportation and later opened his own business called Medium Truck Specialists. Barnhart married Cathy Rowe on Dec. 31, 1998, in Craig. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, guns and reloading, and cooking his original recipe top round and ribs on his grill. He was a member of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District for a time.

Barnhart is survived by his wife, Cathy Barnhart, of Craig; daughter, Mary Barnhart of Phoenix; son, David Barnhart, stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Base, Wash.; stepdaughters Kayla Rowe and Britney Dillon of Craig; stepson, Nicholas Rowe of Jeffersonville, N.Y.; sisters Kate (David Jalanti) Barnhart of Hudson, and Ruth (Raymond) Schussler of Waterloo and their two children, Jason and Kristen; father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Carol Rowe of Craig; sister-in-law, Kim (Jody) Lenahan of Craig and their children; and many other relatives in New York.

Services were held Dec. 16, 2004, at First Christian Church with Al Cashion officiating.

The organist was Elaine DeuPree, and the soloist was Celeste Sanchez.

Selections were “Amazing Grace,” and “You Are Mine.”

Pallbearers were David Rowe, Lontie Clemence, Dennis Sanchez, Todd McDiffett, Jody Lenahan and Ray Schussler.

Honorary pallbearers are David J. Barnhart and Nicholas S. Rowe. Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Horizon’s Specialized Services of Craig, in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.

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