Friday, November 28, 2003
Jim P. Metziner died Nov. 25, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 79.
Jim was born Dec. 2, 1923, to Irene and Harry Metziner of Phippsburg, where Jim spent his childhood.
During World War II he served in the Pacific theater as a Navy corpsman. After the war, he completed a degree in pharmacy from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Jim worked as a pharmacist for 30 years at Oak Creek Drug, which he owned. He also was a partner for 10 years in Lyon's Corner Drug in Steamboat Springs.
An avid outdoorsman, Jim loved fly fishing and the Flat Tops Wilderness, especially Trappers Lake, where he spent many summers camping. His love for the outdoors was only exceeded by his love for his family and the Lord. Jim put his devotion into action by serving as treasurer of Calvary Bible Church for more than 12 years. He also was chairman of the building committee that oversaw the work to rebuild the church after it burned down in the late-1980s.
Jim is survived by his wife, Doris; three children, Jim Metziner of Festus, Mo., Janice Hainlen of Westminster, and Connie Bradley of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.