Jim Brafford, 67, of Greeley, Colo., died April 25, 2012, at Hospice of Northern Colorado. James H. Brafford was born Aug. 4, 1944, to James W. and Stella (DeMartin) Brafford in Denver, Colo.
Jim was raised and educated in Rudyard, Mont. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966. Jim was a rancher for Howard and Aimee Finkle in Montana. He was married to JoAn Finkle, with whom he had four children, from 1962 to 1979. He worked at Amax Coal Company-Belaire in Gillette, Wyo. He worked in the oil fields for many years and operated heavy equipment, which he loved doin...